‘SOGIE human rights’: how is the European Court of Human Rights shaping queer emancipation?

dc.contributor.advisor Rajgelj, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Currie, Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-23T10:00:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-23T10:00:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description Second semester University: University of Ljubljana en_US
dc.description.abstract From what began as a social movement for emancipation, queers are now fighting for freedom, equality and protection via ‘sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) human rights’. This discourse is a relatively recent phenomenon and has evolved based upon existing human rights. Queer legal theory doubts the degree to which marginalised and maligned sexualities, genders and sexes can attain emancipation in a discourse that has previously rendered them absent. It is the aim of the present research to analyse jurisprudence from the strands of criminalisation of homosexuality, the right to private and family life and the right to freedom of assembly and expression in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with regard to how these form ‘SOGIE human rights’. Through a queer discourse analysis, results revealed how law is shaping queer emancipation. Overwhelmingly, heteronormative assumptions and reinforcement of gender binary were found in the narrative. Contemporaneously, there were developments that indicate an increased ‘queering’ of international law. Bringing awareness to how the SOGIE human rights discourse is constructed questioned the frame, and drew attention to the methodologies of rules, norms and identities inherent to law. Herein lies the power that queers need for emancipation. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/1084
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2018/2019;
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject sexual orientation en_US
dc.subject gender identity en_US
dc.subject European Court of Human Rights en_US
dc.subject freedom of expression en_US
dc.subject right of assembly en_US
dc.subject homosexuality en_US
dc.subject privacy en_US
dc.subject family en_US
dc.title ‘SOGIE human rights’: how is the European Court of Human Rights shaping queer emancipation? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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