Sexuality and Human Rights – Discussion Paper
Sexuality and Human Rights – Discussion Paper was commissioned by the International Council on Human Rights Policy from Alice M. Miller, Lecturer in Residence and Senior Fellow at the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
The Council asked her to examine the content of sexual rights, the evolution of their discussion, and problematic issues that need further consideration, in order to assist the Council to identify the focus of its project on sexuality. With this initiative, they hope to help those working in the field of sexuality to measure the potential relevance of human rights, and help human rights advocates to look more inclusively and more deeply into the subject of sexuality.
The paper sets out many of the questions, conflicts and dilemmas that mark this subject and impede discussions of sexuality and sexual rights. It frames the issue in ways that they feel will be useful and fresh for activists, policy-makers and human rights practitioners.