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Going to Strasbourg: An Oral History of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights

Paul Johnson

Abstract

Since its inception, the European Convention on Human Rights has been a beacon of hope to gay men and lesbians in Europe. This book provides a comprehensive account of how individuals in the UK have utilized the Convention, by way of making applications to its organs in Strasbourg, in order to challenge sexual orientation discrimination. Combining an exhaustive analysis of Strasbourg case law with nineteen unique oral histories of applicants, legal professionals, and campaigners, this book is a history of the role that Going to Strasbourg has played in eradicating discrimination and establishi ... More

Keywords: discrimination, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, gay and lesbian, homosexuality, human rights, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777618
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777618.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Johnson, author
Professor of Sociology, University of York