Sexual Orientation

Gendered Dimensions: A Critical Look at the Online Safety Act of Sri Lanka

Gendered Dimensions: A Critical Look at the Online Safety Act of Sri Lanka

Amidst public protests, Sri Lanka passed the Online Safety Act (‘OSA’) on 24 January 2024. The passing of the Act drew much criticism for having the potential to stifle freedom...
Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Since the publication of our previous blog post about perspectives on same-sex marriage legalization in Ukraine, an online petition about this issue, submitted to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has received...
The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

Image Description: In the photograph, there are many hangman’s nooses/knots in a room. Through one of these nooses, one can observe an empty chair. This photograph is clicked by Vusala...
Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Image Description: The words CEDAW appear along with the logo of the United Nations. UN Logo – The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents...
Marriage For All: Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

Marriage For All: Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

Image description: The exterior of the Supreme Court of Japan. Japanese law neither recognises marriage between same-sex couples nor has the system of civil partnership at the national level. As...
Retrogressing on the Right to Basic Education: A Slippery Slope into Criminalising LGBT Students

Retrogressing on the Right to Basic Education: A Slippery Slope into Criminalising LGBT Students

Image Description: A 6-colour (Rainbow) Pride Flag flying in the sky. The rays of the sun are falling on the Flag. The longstanding ban of same sex intimacy under s...
One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

Image description: Two persons, one of whom is a child, standing amongst a crowd and waving rainbow flags. While LGBTQ+ families in Hong Kong may have babies through means like...
The Need for Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Private Sector for the LGBTQ Community in India

The Need for Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Private Sector for the LGBTQ Community in India

Image description: A person holding a poster saying ‘protect LGBTQ workers now’. In 2018, the Supreme Court of India delivered a historic judgement in Navtej Singh Johar v. UOI, which...
Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

“Self-determination of gender is an integral part of personal autonomy and self-expression and falls within the realm of personal liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.” –NALSA...
Association Accept and Others v. Romania: The European Court of Human Rights Takes a Fresh Look at Homophobic Speech and Biased Criminal-Law Enforcement

Association Accept and Others v. Romania: The European Court of Human Rights Takes a Fresh Look at Homophobic Speech and Biased Criminal-Law Enforcement

That hate-speech victims (who have sued unsuccessfully in a CoE member state) should obtain redress in Strasbourg is hardly surprising nowadays and ought not to constitute ‘news’. Yet their cases...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, the U.S. Supreme Court lost one of its last remaining champions of the least powerful members of American society. Justice Ginsburg’s deep...

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