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New book on Human Rights, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

In this guest post, Giulia Dondoli discusses her new book "Transnational Advocacy Networks and Human Rights Law: Emergence and Framing of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation". 
Human rights law is not a static body of rules and principles. Rather, human rights standards are in an ongoing process of development and regression. Understanding how this process occurs is one of the fundamental themes of human rights theories. This book asks one major question: How do LGBTI human rights standards emerge in the human rights debate? To answer this question, the book focuses on nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and transnational advocacy networks (TANs).

The book argues that the way in which NGOs work together in TANs, and the political opportunities and constraints provided by international organisations, states and other NGOs outside the network shape the way in which issues emerge and are framed as human rights violations. The book focuses on discovering how LGBTI NGOs decide…

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