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LGBTQI+ Rights

If the aim of LGBTIQ+ rights discourse is to promote and protect the interests and lives of all LGBTQI+ identifying peoples, what does it mean to think about improving lives in ways that are responsive to lived realities? Given the centrality of the state in human rights discourse, we ask what a rights discourse has enabled over the decades and what does it miss out? What might a multidisciplinary approach allow us to see and how might it enable more nuanced and contextualised responses to the lives and realities of LGBTQI+ persons. It is through this lens that this project seeks to go beyond legal frameworks in the attempt to better understand and improve the lives of LGBTQI+ persons.

By Isabelle Zundel

Isabelle Zundel is a doctoral researcher at the Chair for African Legal Studies at the University of Bayreuth and Manager of the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).

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