The Year in Review: Law

Background

Development in the law is either conveyed by legal literature or by ground-breaking judgements that set a domestic or international standard for the protection of trans people. Hence the need to also observe and report... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim of the overview is to provide a bird-eye perspective on how trans rights have been understood and improved since May 2015, with special attention devoted to the link between law and trans health. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Literature review is carried out using book reviews and bibliographic databases and searching relevant journal articles and monographies. With regard to leading case-law, considering that litigation is mostly at the national... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

A few legal books were identified along with some substantial decisions at the European and national level. They show some significant advances in the human rights approach in dealing with trans rights and ensuring their... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Conclusion

There is evidence of a – albeit slow – trend distinguishing a medical from a legal approach to trans well-being. Indeed, the process of depathologisation, not surprisingly, also entails a parallel process of... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Alexander Schuster (University of Trento)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Plenary

Session

PLS-4 » Plenary Session IV: the Year in Review (09:00 - Saturday, 8th April, Pacific)

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