Can the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) advance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) rights? - Geneva, 05.09.2017 (2)
Organiser: University of Geneva and Graduate Institute Geneva together with the FRI (Swiss institute for feminist legal studies and gender law), Service Agenda 21 - Ville durable of the Ville de Genève, and the Equal Opportunities Office of the University of Geneva / Venue: Uni Dufour (rue du général-Dufour 24), room U300 / Language: English.
“10 years after the Yogyakarta Principles and one year after the appointment of the first ever UN expert on sexual orientation and gender, how are LGBTI rights protected internationally? This panel will examine the scope of action for the development of these rights on an international level and the role of CEDAW in achieving a better protection. What strategies do associations like ILGA use for the promotion of LGBTI rights? What role does CEDAW play in this context? And finally, how can LGBTI rights be advanced while being sensitive to power relations in the postcolonial context? This public panel discussion is organised in the context of the Geneva Summer School on Human Rights, Gender and Alterity”.