Choice of Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law
Aaron Xavier Fellmeth
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
February 28, 2011
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW IN HONOR OF W. MICHAEL REISMAN, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011
This chapter explores the concept of an international human right to determine one's own gender identity. It evaluates the success of human rights claims by transsexuals and the basis for recognizing such claims. It concludes by explaining the apparent paradox of the greater success of transsexuals in seeking human rights than similar claims by homosexuals.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: gender bending, gender identity, international law, human rights, human rights law, transsexualism, bisexualism, homosexualismAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 28, 2012
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