Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America - Cases and Decisions

Editors: Motta, Cristina, Sáez, Macarena (Eds.)

  • The only text book on women's rights and LGBTI issues focusing specifically on Latin America  
  • Written in a format that will appeal to people working with women and/or LGBTI issues outside the classroom  
  • Includes the most recent decisions impacting women and LGBTI individuals in Latin America ​
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Translated and updated from the seminal Spanish text on legal decisions affecting gender and sexuality in Latin America, this English edition is the only law text to focus specifically on the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgender population in addition to women’s rights more broadly. The volume provides close analysis of some of the most important decisions made by Latin American national courts, as well as those made by international legal bodies, that affect the rights and interests of these groups. Specially selected for their depth of argument and value as exemplars, the studies of good legal practice chart the path of the region’s normative values of justice as they have evolved away from a partial, and patriarchal, exercise of the law. They show how cases with vastly differing contexts such as, property rights and domestic violence have resulted in a mixed body of Latin American law.  Some decisions are  protective of women’s and minority rights. Some assess the wider social impacts of case law in which recognition of the discrete legal identities within households challenges established precepts, including religious ones. Other cases have been chosen as cautionary examples of bad decision-making and for the poverty of their legal debate. Updated to include the latest relevant jurisprudence from across the continent, this book is an informed, cohesive and comprehensive guide to understanding women’s and gender-based rights in Latin America.​

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America - Cases and Decisions
Editors
  • Cristina Motta
  • Macarena Sáez
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6199-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6199-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6198-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9861-8
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 323
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