Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury (GB)
Upward Translations: Queer Human Rights under the UN-Women's Convention
Assoz. Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Greif
People with a different sexual orientation or gender identity frequently face human rights violations ranging from physical violence to discrimination. There is no international legal instrument protecting human rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity: LGBTI*-people must frame their claims under existing human rights. They have to translate the violations on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity into the language of international human rights. The attempt to translate LGBTI*-rights claims into the language of global human rights can be read as "upward translation".