Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted January 17th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In July 2017, the Government announced a public consultation on legal gender recognition in the United Kingdom. In particular, it will invite opinion and advice on plans to adopt a model of self-determination (similar to that currently applied in other European jurisdictions, such as Ireland). Self-determination would allow trans persons to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate on the basis of a statutory declaration, without oversight by a Gender Recognition Panel (s. 1 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004)), a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or having to prove real life experience (GRA 2004, s. 2).’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 16th January 2018