Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

Speakers
Dr Corinne Lennox Dr Matthew Waites Conway Blake Philip Dayle    
Speakers Abstract:

Conway Blake and Philip Dayle: Beyond cross-cultural sensitivities: international human rights advocacy and sexuality in Jamaica

Adrian Jjuuko: The incremental approach: Uganda’s struggle for the decriminalisation of homosexuality

 

 

05 July 2013, 17:30 - 19:30

Venue:
The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor)
Venue Details:

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 

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Description

This event marks the launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, is the first book on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the Commonwealth, where 42 of 54 Member States criminalise same‐sex sexual acts as a result of British colonial laws. Chapters by academics and activists, covering 16 states, examine the relationship of past decriminalization processes to current struggles. The focus is of utility for activists, researchers and decision‐makers.

In collaboration with the Human Rights Consortium (HRC) 

Videos of the Toronto launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth can be viewed by clicking the following links:

Sexuality, Repression, and the Law - Part One (in partnership with the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project)

Sexuality, Repression, and the Law - Part Two (in partnership with the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project)

Sexuality, Repression, and the Law - Part Three (in partnership with the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project)

The video of the London launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth can be viewed by clicking here.