Queer Liberation Under International Law

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Queer Liberation Under International Law

Learn how queer movements navigate and employ international law, constitutional law, and comparative law in pursuit of global liberation.

By Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, March 28 · 9:30am - 5pm EDT


Cardozo School of Law 55 5th Avenue New York, NY 10003

About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

No international treaty explicitly acknowledges the rights of LGBTQIA+ persons, nor affords protections from discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Criminalization and marginalization of queer people remain pervasive worldwide, just as queer liberation, rights, and justice movements abound.

This symposium will equip attendees with the understanding of how global movements, including activists, lawyers, scholars, and organizations, navigate and employ international law in pursuit of queer liberation. From an intersectional feminist framework, discussion will be rooted in the understanding that structural drivers of violence target people according to overlapping social identities. As such, the symposium will explore how international law may subjugate or protect queer populations, how domestic campaigns interact with international organizing, and how international law must evolve for more exhaustive social justice. This symposium will foreground brainstorming and challenging discriminatory systems and applications of the law, in acknowledgment that critical questions may be more fruitful than centering any one solution.

This symposium is an important challenge to the violent discrimination against LGBTQIA+ students at Yeshiva University, the parent institution of Cardozo, and acclamation for queer justice everywhere. We invite all participants to openly discuss this discrimination and violation of law.

CLE Credit: This program of two panels is approved for up to 2.0 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credits in the category “Areas of Professional Practice” and 2.0 non-transitional credits in the category “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.” To receive CLE credits for a panel, you must attend that part of the program “live.” We cannot award CLE credits for watching a recorded version of any part of this program.

PLEASE NOTE: All events are accessible from Zoom, and/or from Cardozo School of Law in Room 1008. Regardless, we recommend registering for this symposium here, via Eventbrite, so that you receive a Zoom code, in case you are not able to attend in person for any reason and would like to still attend remotely.

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