Sexual Orientation

Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Justice Edwin Cameron’s criticism of Dinah Rose QC for persisting in holding a brief in the Privy Council to ...
An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

On 30 October 2020, the Jamaican Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment in the case of Tomlinson v ...
Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

The recent decision of the Czech Constitutional Court (‘CCC’), Pl. ÚS 6/20, against allowing recognition of ...
Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court.  The President of Magdalen ...
B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

On 17 November 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) delivered B and C v. Switzerland, a case ...
The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

Section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (“the Equality Act”) has not ...
On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On June 15 2020, the US Supreme Court decided in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ...
A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

 In recent years, the Hong Kong courts have recognised the equality rights of various same-sex couples in a number ...
Transgender Persons Rules 2020: A Halfhearted Attempt at Redemption

Transgender Persons Rules 2020: A Halfhearted Attempt at Redemption

Justice Chandrachud of the Indian Supreme Court, in the landmark Navtej Singh Johar judgment, opined that, “our ...
Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment Azul Rojas Marín ...
Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Conversion therapy (CT) is a constellation of medical, psychoanalytic, behavioural, religious techniques and ...

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