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Title Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth : struggles for decriminalisation and change / edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites.

Publication Info. London : Published by the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 562 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth: from history and law to developing activism and transnational dialogues / Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites -- The sodomy offence: England's least lovely criminal law export? / The Hon. Michael Kirby -- This alien legacy: the origins of 'sodomy' laws in British colonialism / Human Rights Watch -- LGBT rights in Commonwealth forums: politics, pitfalls and progress? / Frederick Cowell -- United Kingdom: confronting criminal histories and theorising decriminalisation as citizenship and governmentality / Matthew Waites -- Wolfenden in Canada: within and beyond official discourse in law reform struggles / Gary Kinsman -- Australia: nine jurisdictions, one long struggle / Graham Willett -- A few respectable steps behind the world? Gay and lesbian rights in contemporary Singapore / Simon Obendorf -- The Malaysian dilemma: negotiating sexual diversity in a Muslim-majority Commonwealth state Shanon Shah -- Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts in the South Asian Commonwealth: struggles in contexts / Sumit Baudh -- Decriminalising homosexuality in Africa: lessons from the South African experience / Gustavo Gomes da Costa Santos -- The development of sexual rights and the LGBT movement in Botswana / Monica Tabengwa with Nancy Nicol -- The LGBT situation in Malawi: an activist perspective / Undule Mwakasungula -- The incremental approach: Uganda's struggle for the decriminalisation of homosexuality / Adrian Jjuuko -- The incremental approach: Uganda's struggle for the decriminalisation of homosexuality / Adrian Jjuuko -- Religious institutions and actors and religious attitudes to homosexual rights: South Africa and Uganda / Kevin Ward -- 'Buggery' and the Commonwealth Caribbean: a comparative examination of the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago / Joseph Gaskins Jr. -- Beyond cross-cultural sensitivities: international human rights advocacy and sexuality in Jamaica / Conway Blake and Philip Dayle -- The use of equality and anti-discrimination law in advancing LGBT rights / Dimitrina Petrova -- Conclusion. Comparative analysis of decriminalisation and change across the Commonwealth: understanding contexts and discerning strategies / Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites.
Summary Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change challenges these developments as the first book to focus on experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and all non-heterosexual people in the Commonwealth. The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships.
Subject Human rights -- Commonwealth countries.
Same-sex marriage -- Commonwealth countries.
Gays -- Commonwealth countries.
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Commonwealth countries.
Lesbians -- Commonwealth countries.
Lesbians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Commonwealth countries.
Transgender people -- Commonwealth countries.
Transgender people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Commonwealth countries.
Gays. (OCoLC)fst00939255
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00939281
Human rights. (OCoLC)fst00963285
Lesbians. (OCoLC)fst00996540
Lesbians -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00996564
Same-sex marriage. (OCoLC)fst01104555
Transgender people. (OCoLC)fst01765239
Transgender people -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01767928
Commonwealth countries. (OCoLC)fst01240090
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights.
Added Author Lennox, Corinne.
Waites, Matthew.
University of London. Institute of Commonwealth Studies. School of Advanced Study. Human Rights Consortium.
ISBN 9781912250134 (electronic bk.)
1912250136 (electronic bk.)
9780957354883
0957354886
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