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Dudgeon v the United Kingdom - 40th anniversary event

On the fortieth ann iversary of one of the most important LGBT+ legal victories  I was joined by a fantastic group of speakers, Lord Lexden OBE, and Jeffrey Dudgeon MBE, to discuss the importance and enduring significance of  Dudgeon v the United Kingdom . The Dudgeon case concerned the complete criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts between adult men in Northern Ireland and the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 22 October 1981 led to the enactment of the Homosexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1982  which partially decriminalised "homosexual acts".  An audio recording of the event, capturing the rich and profound contributions, is available to listen to here (via Soundcloud) or  here  (via Google Drive) , and details of the contributions are as follows: Time point Speaker 00:00 Prof. Paul Johnson – Introductory remarks 03:58 Lord Lexden OBE – Opening remarks 09:12 Dr Silvia Falcetta – The Dudgeon case in historical perspective 13:39 Nigel Wa

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