Ms Lucy McMahon

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Name:
Ms Lucy McMahon
Position:
Lecturer in Human Rights of Latin America
Institute:
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Related institutes:
School of Advanced Study
Email address:
lucy.mcmahon@sas.ac.uk

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Working Group II on Human Rights and Development Tools: Policy Briefs

NonPeerReviewed

AHRI members of COST Action IS0702 on the role of the EU in UN Human Rights reform have established since 2009 a specific Working Group II of researchers focused on the sub-topic of human rights and development tools, including a particular focus on EU and UN institutions.

The Human Rights Based Approach and Development Agendas: Bridging the Gap

NonPeerReviewed

A human rights-­‐based approach (HRBA) to development is a cross-­cutting approach that can strengthen existing development commitments by underpinning them with a universal standard of achievement for both process and outcome. The HRBA also has a legally-­binding basis that can help protect people from harms as they move towards the realisation of the right to development. This policy brief will give a summary of how the HRBA and current global development agendas are complementary and mutually reinforcing. It will also highlight some ways in which current global development agendas are being used to harm or ignore human rights.

Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights in the Commonwealth: from history and law to developing activism and transnational dialogues

PeerReviewed

Conclusion: comparative analysis of decriminalisation and change across the Commonwealth

PeerReviewed

Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change.

PeerReviewed

Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people. "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change" challenges these developments as the first book to focus on experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and all non-heterosexual people in the Commonwealth. The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships

Nov-2015 Introduction

PeerReviewed

Nov-2015 Notes on Contributors

PeerReviewed

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