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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: January 2020

14 - Gender Recognition as a Human Right

from Rights to Gender Identity

Summary

Protecting LGBT people from violence and discrimination does not require the creation of a new set of LGBT-specific rights, nor does it require the establishment of new international human rights standards. The legal obligations of States to safeguard the human rights of LGBT people are well established in international human rights law on the basis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequently agreed international human rights treaties.