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The Case of “Queer Muslims”: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law and Muslim Legal and Social Ethos

Hamzić, Vanja (2011) 'The Case of “Queer Muslims”: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law and Muslim Legal and Social Ethos.' Human Rights Law Review, 11 (2). pp. 237-274.

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Abstract

This article analyses the past and present positions of the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law and Islamic legal tradition in order to establish a rationale for the protection and empowerment of the millions of members of various Muslim communities who suffer from discrimination and prejudice solely because of their perceived or actual gender and/or sexual diversity. It argues that the systemic oppression of ‘queer Muslims’ runs against the fundamental principles of both analysed global(ised) legal systems, and that the notions of gender identity and sexual orientation, as pronounced in the Yogyakarta Principles, should be considered in framing the related legal, religious, social and human rights claims.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Discrimination, Islamic Law, Muslim, Liwat, Hudud, Yogyakarta Principles, Human Rights
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
ISSN: 14617781
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1093/hrlr/ngr010
Depositing User: Vanja Hamzic
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 15:55
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16972

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