The Gender Identities Working Group will examine the physical and mental health violations of LGBTI individuals across the world. The group will cover the health ramifications of this societal discouragement, analyze principles of non-discrimination and equality in international law and provide some examples and recommendations concerning the creation of international law to protect and promote the right to health of LGBTI individuals.
- White Paper: Preston Mitchum and Lauren Nussbaum
- Responsible for coordinating the paper from WCL: Prof. Daniela Kraiem
- Panel Speaker: Ms. Paula Uribe, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US State Department
Working Group coordinators:
Background Paper Abstract: In 2011, the United Nations (“UN”) began a much-needed global conversation by reporting violations of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (“LGBTI”) individuals.1 This report reflects the rapid development of international law regarding the rights of LGBTI people over the past decade.2 Conversations between advocates, lawmakers, and policymakers regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual and reproductive health, and LGBTI advocacy are finally occurring, and there...read more