Is the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child doing enough to protect the rights of LGBT children and children with same-sex parents?

Gerber, Paula and Timoshanko, Aaron ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4910-6100 (2021) Is the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child doing enough to protect the rights of LGBT children and children with same-sex parents? Human Rights Law Review:ngab012. pp. 1-51. ISSN 1461-7781

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Abstract

Children often face discrimination, bullying and even violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as do children raised by parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This article considers what the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is doing to protect the rights of LGBT children and children with LGBT parents. To make such an assessment, this article critically analyses the Committee’s Concluding Observations over a ten-year period, its General Comments and its Views on Individual Communications. The conclusion reached is that while the Committee has made encouraging progress in recent years when it comes to addressing LGBT related issues, there is still room for improvement in the way the Committee seeks to protect children from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 06:28
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 23:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT, sexual orientation, gender identity, SOGI, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Committee on the Rights of the Child
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480504 Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems)
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4804 Law in context > 480407 Law, gender and sexuality (incl. feminist legal scholarship)
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480307 International humanitarian and human rights law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230499 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngab012
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42110

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