No regional pattern: LGBTI rights and politics in Asia

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Abstract

In Asia, there is both engagement with and resistance to rights protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). This chapter will sketch the contemporary situation and then indicate how it is that, once LGBTQ rights are recognised as human rights, they may also be recognised within regional iterations of the global human rights regime. I trace two threads of activity in the region: one concerns the engagement of national human rights institutions in Asia with LGBTQ concerns; the other is the United Nations Development Programme’s regionally unique ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ initiative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia
EditorsChristie M Gardiner, Fernand de Varennes
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter22
Pages322-332
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315720180
ISBN (Print)9781138855700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Human rights
  • Asia
  • sexuality
  • gender

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    Langlois, A. J. (2019). No regional pattern: LGBTI rights and politics in Asia. In C. M. Gardiner, & F. de Varennes (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia (1st ed., pp. 322-332). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315720180