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New book on LGBT and ECHR

Hart Publishing have announced the forthcoming publication of the monograph Sexuality and Transsexuality Under the European Convention on Human Rights: A Queer Reading of Human Rights Lawby Damian A Gonzalez-Salzberg (University of Sheffield). 
Here is a summary of the book:
This book undertakes a critical analysis of international human rights law through the lens of queer theory. It pursues two main aims: first, to make use of queer theory to illustrate that the field of human rights law is underpinned by several assumptions that determine a conception of the subject that is gendered and sexual in specific ways. This gives rise to multiple legal and social consequences, some of which challenge the very idea of universality of human rights. Second, the book proposes that human rights law can actually benefit from a better understanding of queer critiques, since queer insights can help it to overcome heteronormative beliefs currently held. In order to achieve these main aims, the book f…

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