The Gender Recognition Act 2004 Essay by legaleagle

The Gender Recognition Act 2004
This paper considers and explores the rights allocated to transgender individuals.
# 62338 | 2,366 words | 8 sources | APA | 2005 | GB

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This paper endeavours to examine the newly enacted Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the reasoning behind Parliament's hurried reaction to a small body of case-law, whose terms of reference concentrate on the issue of obviating transsexual discrimination and promoting pluralism. It probes the doctrine of legal plurality and considers whether it promotes the campaign of transgender equality or if the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is simply an advocate for such an ideal. In order for this hypothesis to be discussed in significant depth, it also explores various academic conferences and looks at basic provisions of the Gender Recognition Act.
Transsexualism and the European Convention on Human Rights
The Introduction of the Gender Recognition Act 2004
The Doctrine of Legal Pluralism and its Influences

From the Paper:

"There is much evidence which suggests that the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was introduced as a direct result of Goodwin and by recommendation of Bellinger. Despite the pressures that Parliament was faced with, the Minister for Constitutional Affairs has openly recognised that the Act aims to celebrate the allocation of rights that transsexuals are to enjoy in a civilised and educated society. The logic behind the implementation of the Gender Recognition Act is possibly a combination of pluralistic values and an attempt to make domestic law compatible with the ECHR. Both of these ideas will be discussed in subsequent sections."

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