Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In this submission to an Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, AHRCentre Project Director Dr Lucas Lixinski and former AHRCentre intern Darren Ou Yong examine international human rights standards pertaining to change of name for transgender persons, and property rights arising from same-sex relationships. They argue that international human rights law, and particularly contemporary understandings of equality and non-discrimination under the United Nations treaty bodies’ and the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence, means that full rights to name change and enjoyment of property should be granted. This Advisory Opinion is expected to greatly advance LGBTI rights in the Americas.

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Dr Lucas Lixinski and Darren Ou Yong