60 years of struggle for LGBT human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, 1955-2015

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Thursday 17th December 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the first decision on a human rights case relating to sexual orientation discrimination. This one-day workshop on LGBT rights under the European Convention on Human Rights reflects on and debates the past, present and future of LGBT Human Rights. Presentations Paul Johnson (University of York): “17 December 1955: the birth of LGBT international human rights law” Loveday Hodson (University of Leicester): “LGBT Applicants: The Sexed Subject of Strasbourg” Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg (University of Sheffield): “Deconstructing the Court’s conceptions of homosexuality and transsexuality” Debate A public debate will be held in the afternoon focused on three current topics concerning LGBT rights and the European Convention on Human Rights: Same-sex marriage Adoption of children by LGBT individuals Requirements imposed for gender transition
Period17 Dec 2015
Event typeConference
LocationSheffield, United KingdomShow on map