Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Write On! Global Sexual Orientation Law

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) “The Global Arc of Justice: Sexual Orientation Law Around the World” is the upcoming topic of the fourth conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association (logo below right). Co-sponsored by UCLA law school's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, the conference organizers seek papers and presentations on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):
►national or regional discussions of GLBTIQ legal developments on issues such as violence, criminalization of sexuality, couples recognition, parenting rights, transgender rights/gender identity and expression rights, employment discrimination, military policy, youth and education issues, etc.;
►comparative law or international human rights law analyses of these issues;
►legal, political, or social theories about how GLBTIQ rights are advanced;
►discussion of recent national and international court cases using arguments based on equality, dignity, liberty, etc.;
►the globalization of human rights (Yogyakarta Principles, etc.);
►challenges created by the diverse ways of conceptualizing sexual/gender identities for universal rights projects;
►the migration of GLBTIQ people including interjurisdictional recognition of rights and relationships;
►the effects of the demise of welfare states on GLBTIQ people;
►the effects of war and the war on terrorism on GLBTIQ people; and
►HIV/AIDS and human rights.
The conference will take place in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, California, from March 11 – 14, 2009. Proposals are due 5:00 pm PST on Saturday, November 15, 2008. For complete submission details, click here.

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