Thursday 17th December 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the first decision on a human rights case relating to sexual orientation discrimination. To mark this anniversary, the Centre for the Study of Law in Society of the University of Sheffield is pleased to host a one-day workshop on LGBT rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
The morning of the workshop will feature three talks by scholars working on LGBT human rights and, in the early afternoon, a public debate about the future of the law in this area will be held. An online publication to mark the event will be launched on the day.
The speakers will be:
Prof Paul Johnson (University of York): “17 December 1955: the birth of LGBT international human rights law”
Dr 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”.
The afternoon public debate will be focused on three current topics concerning LGBT rights and the European Convention on Human Rights:
Adoption by LGBT individuals
Requirements imposed for gender transition
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