2040523_1a2e500bI’ve just registered for a great looking event to be held at Sheffield University in December.  The event is organised by their Centre for the Study of Law in Society.

Do say hello if you see me there (a couple of my PhD students – Alex Maine and Sara Mohammadzadeh – will also be popping down)

The morning of the workshop will feature three talks by scholars working on LGBT human rights and, in the early afternoon, a public debate about the future of the law in this area will be held. An online publication to mark the event will be launched on the day.

The speakers will be:

Prof Paul Johnson (University of York):  “17 December 1955: the birth of LGBT international human rights law”

Dr Loveday Hodson (University of Leicester): “LGBT Applicants: The Sexed Subject of Strasbourg.”

Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg (University of Sheffield): “Deconstructing the Court’s conceptions of homosexuality and transsexuality”.

The afternoon public debate will be focused on three current topics concerning LGBT rights and the European Convention on Human Rights:

Same-sex marriage

Adoption by LGBT individuals

Requirements imposed for gender transition

60 years of struggle for LGBT human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, 1955-2015.

17 December 2015

10:00 – 14:30

School of Law, Sheffield University, Moot Court

Thursday 17th December 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the first decision on a human rights case relating to sexual orientation discrimination. This  workshop on LGBT rights under the European Convention on Human Rights reflects on and debates the past, present and future of LGBT Human Rights. 

RegistrationThis workshop is free with lunch and refreshments provided. Register here: http://60years-lgbt-humanrights.eventbrite.co.uk