43 Years of Impactful Scholarship

Volume 41, Issue 5

Posts tagged Siodhbhra Parkin
LGBT Rights-Focused Legal Advocacy in China: The Promise, and Limits, of Litigation

Twenty years after the purported decriminalization of homosexuality in China, the law remains largely silent on the interaction between the LGBT community and the State. This may be about to change. In recent years a number of LGBT civil society organizations in China have embarked on a series of bold legal advocacy campaigns to promote equal rights for LGBT people. As courts have started to publish decisions in cases involving LGBT issues, these campaigns have begun to bear fruit. While the results of these interactions between LGBT communities and the State in courthouses and other legal forums have not always resulted in direct victory for equal rights, many LGBT people and allies are encouraged by both what they have (and have not) seen in these decisions...

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