31 July 2020
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law: Human Rights and Beyond
-- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course has been postponed to 2021 --
This summer school focuses on the emergence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) and intersex issues in different areas of international law, such as human rights law, refugee law and international criminal law. Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia.
The fifth edition will take place from Wednesday 22 July to Friday 31 July 2020 in The Hague and Amsterdam.
The programme focuses on the emergence of SOGI and intersex issues in different areas of international law. The first week focuses on human rights issues while the second part goes beyond this field and explores topics such as refugee law and international criminal law. Some lectures will focus specifically on sexual orientation, on gender identity/expression, or on sex characteristics, while other sessions will focus on specific regions (including Africa, Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia). Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped to achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia. Themes include: global and regional human rights mechanisms, sexual and gender minorities in refugee law, protection for women and LGBTIs in international law.
Prof. Kees Waaldijk (academic coordinator of this summer school), Professor of Comparative Sexual Orientation Law, Leiden University
Legal and other professionals in governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as advanced students are invited to apply. Completion of at least one year of university education is required, as is some knowledge of law, human rights and SOGI issues.
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