Book chapter

The Politics of LGBQTI Human Rights in the United Nations System (2019)

in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

Abstract

The United Nations system has been a major global site of political and legal contestation for LGBTQI human rights. However, the lack of consensus has led to major divisions within the UN's political institutions. The independent human rights institutions that do exist within the UN system have been more progressive in advancing LGBTQI issues.