LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW IN HONOR OF W. MICHAEL REISMAN, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011
18 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 28, 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.
Keywords: gender bending, gender identity, international law, human rights, human rights law, transsexualism, bisexualism, homosexualism
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Fellmeth, Aaron Xavier, Choice of Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law (February 28, 2011). LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW IN HONOR OF W. MICHAEL REISMAN, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2012193