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Ut ur garderoben - in på den internationella agendan. Kampen för sexuella minoriteters mänskliga rättigheter

Dahlqvist, Ameli LU (2010) MRSK30 20101
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are discriminated against all over the world on a regular basis today. To love or be sexually attracted to someone of the same sex and act upon it is a legal offence in several countries and in a few countries it is considered to be such an offense that it is punishable by death. The standards on how to treat sexual minorities differ greatly between the countries in the world today and the view on how to approach LGBT people and their human rights are up for discussion in the UN.
The purpose of this thesis is to examine which prospects there are to include LGBT-peoples protection against discrimination and their rights as international human rights in the UN. How is the situation today... (More)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are discriminated against all over the world on a regular basis today. To love or be sexually attracted to someone of the same sex and act upon it is a legal offence in several countries and in a few countries it is considered to be such an offense that it is punishable by death. The standards on how to treat sexual minorities differ greatly between the countries in the world today and the view on how to approach LGBT people and their human rights are up for discussion in the UN.
The purpose of this thesis is to examine which prospects there are to include LGBT-peoples protection against discrimination and their rights as international human rights in the UN. How is the situation today and how is the resistance against these rights formed and why?
This thesis presents a general view of the active legislations concerning this matter today and a closer look at the resistance. In that way I hope to get a better understanding of the possibilities for these rights to be incorporated and accepted as international human rights.


Keywords: Human rights; same-sex relationships; international rights; the United Nations (UN); opposition; sexual orientation (Less)
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author
Dahlqvist, Ameli LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
same-sex relationships, Human rights, international rights, opposition, the United Nations (UN), sexual orientation
language
Swedish
id
1653590
date added to LUP
2010-09-24 16:23:10
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:54
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  abstract     = {Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are discriminated against all over the world on a regular basis today. To love or be sexually attracted to someone of the same sex and act upon it is a legal offence in several countries and in a few countries it is considered to be such an offense that it is punishable by death. The standards on how to treat sexual minorities differ greatly between the countries in the world today and the view on how to approach LGBT people and their human rights are up for discussion in the UN. 
The purpose of this thesis is to examine which prospects there are to include LGBT-peoples protection against discrimination and their rights as international human rights in the UN. How is the situation today and how is the resistance against these rights formed and why?
This thesis presents a general view of the active legislations concerning this matter today and a closer look at the resistance. In that way I hope to get a better understanding of the possibilities for these rights to be incorporated and accepted as international human rights.


Keywords: Human rights; same-sex relationships; international rights; the United Nations (UN); opposition; sexual orientation},
  author       = {Dahlqvist, Ameli},
  keyword      = {same-sex relationships,Human rights,international rights,opposition,the United Nations (UN),sexual orientation
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ut ur garderoben - in på den internationella agendan. Kampen för sexuella minoriteters mänskliga rättigheter},
  year         = {2010},
}