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    LGBT rights in commonwealth forums: politics, pitfalls and progress?

    Cowell, Frederick (2013) LGBT rights in commonwealth forums: politics, pitfalls and progress? In: Lennox, C. and Waits, M. (eds.) Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change. London, UK: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Human Rights Consortium, pp. 125-143. ISBN 9780957354883.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people. Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change challenges these developments as the first book to focus on experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and all non-heterosexual people in the Commonwealth. The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 13:33
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 13:33
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14593

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