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A recent landmark judgment by the Supreme Court of India provides for legal recognition of a “third gender” apart from male and female. The judgment upholds the right of transgender persons “to decide their self-identified gender.”
This case presents an opportunity to deter persecution of individuals belonging to the LGBTI community and to hold persecutors accountable for participating in violations of international norms while operating within the United States.
An emerging LGBT nightlife in Latin American capital cities draws attention away from the pervasive violence against members of LGBT communities there. This article provides practitioners country-specific advice for developing asylum claims for Latin American LGBT clients.
Beyond training police officers, juvenile center staff, and mental health professionals, and regardless of our personal values or religious beliefs, we lawyers and policymakers must advocate for policies to protect transgender individuals from discrimination and violence.
Foreign laws on pay and rewards discrimination can be surprisingly different from, and significantly broader than, analogous U.S. concepts. Watch for discrimination laws on “comparable worth,” “local citizenship,” “job category,” and “job-category comparable worth.”
Myanmar is in the early stages of its ambitious evolution, and the country is opening up to foreign investment by risk-tolerant companies. The risk can be managed to allow for transparent operation and generation of revenue. Early movers may benefit most.
This article describes the immigrant investor programs in the United States, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong; explains how and why each government has changed its program; and discusses the U.S. EB-5 investor program in light of world trends.
As a lawyer in both Spain and the United States, I have benefited from being able to use appropriate legal terminology in in each jurisdiction. El Derecho en Español is a very comprehensive guide for those needing to use legal Spanish in real legal transactions.
This issue focuses on the important and timely issue of LGBT rights. The authors have all approached the subject with deep appreciation for the basic human rights issues at stake and have helped us towards a richer contemplation of evolving state regulation.
By urging repeal of discriminatory laws and practices, by supporting human rights advocates, and by supporting the promotion of LGBT rights through diplomatic channels, Resolution 114B will help LGBT persons around the world.