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International legal norms on the right to sexual orientation and gender identity: Australian reforms contextualised

O'Brien, Wendy 2016, International legal norms on the right to sexual orientation and gender identity: Australian reforms contextualised. In Dwyer, Angela, Ball, Matthew and Crofts, Thomas (ed), Queering criminology, Palgrave Macmillan, London, Eng., pp.121-140.

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Title International legal norms on the right to sexual orientation and gender identity: Australian reforms contextualised
Author(s) O'Brien, Wendy
Title of book Queering criminology
Editor(s) Dwyer, Angela
Ball, Matthew
Crofts, Thomas
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 12
Start page 121
End page 140
Total pages 20
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) International Law
Criminology
Queer Theory
SOGI Rights
Australian legal reform
Summary At a time when the international momentum for sexual orientation and gender identity rights is strong it is important that scholars and activists remain vigilant to ensure that the discourses framing sexuality rights do not intentionally, or inadvertently, deepen incursions on the rights of individuals of sexual and bodily diversity. This chapter offers a critical examination of selected Australian case law and legal reform for the putative progress t offers sexual minorities. Identifying the entrenched binary determinism at the heart of the law, this chapter echoes the call of queer criminology, concluding that challenging invisibility is but part of the project. Queer scholars need also remain vigilant about the law’s constitutive power, and its role in producing sexual minorities as objects of pathology, perversion and criminality.
ISBN 9781137513335
Language eng
Field of Research 180114 Human Rights Law
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2016, Palgrave Macmillan
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082549

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Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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