International Commission of Jurists: new online resource in HR

By | 11 October 2011

The International Commission of Jurists have published what they say is “the first book of its kind” called Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Justice: A Comparative Law Casebook. Three cheers to them especially as it is freely available as a pdf for anyone with internet access! (It comes as a pdf of over 400 pages so it may take a while to download according to the capacity of your internet connection.)

“Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Justice: A Comparative Law Casebook is a collection of domestic court cases addressing legal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.  It presents more than one hundred judicial decisions from every region of the world and analyzes the role of international and comparative law in cases involving such topics as the criminalisation of sexual conduct, gender expression and cross-dressing, employment discrimination, freedom of religion and non-discrimination, and partnership benefits and recognition.  It is the first book of its kind.

The Comparative Law Casebook should be of use to human rights activists, legal practitioners, judges and students who seek to use the law to vindicate rights.”

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