Global arc of justice – an exciting international law conference in March

by on January 7, 2009  •  In Uncategorized

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Register now for what should be an important – even breakthrough – conference on the international dimensions of sexual orientation and gender identity law. Early registration ends on February 1.

The Global Arc of Justice Conference will cover developments in LGBT rights from all parts of the world, but will have a special focus on Latin America.  More than 40% of the paper and presentation proposals have been submitted by presenters from Latin America, and more than 50% are from the Global South. There will be simultaneous translation in English and Spanish.

Topics covered at the Global Arc of Justice Conference will include international efforts to advance legal recognition for same sex couples; the repeal of sodomy laws in former British Colonies; efforts by national governments to end homophobia and advance LGBT equality; implementation of the Yogyakarta Principles in litigation strategies and legal scholarship; and advancement of the rights of transgender people.  Conference activities will include strategy working groups, paper presentations, plenary sessions, and various networking opportunities and celebrations.

Convened by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association (ILGLaw), and the City of West Hollywood, the conference will be held from March 11-14 on the UCLA campus. 


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