Choice of Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW IN HONOR OF W. MICHAEL REISMAN, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011

18 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012  

Aaron Xavier Fellmeth

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: February 28, 2011

Abstract

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

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

Aaron Xavier Fellmeth (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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