Fellmeth publishes paper on sexual freedom

<p>Professor <a href="http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=5331">Aa… Fellmeth</a>, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, has had a paper, &quot;State Regulation of Sexuality in International Human Rights Law and Theory,&quot; published in the <i>William and Mary Law Review</i>.</p><separator></separator><p>The article presents the first published, worldwide survey of international practice in interpreting and applying various international human-rights norms to the issue of sexual freedom, with a special emphasis on the rights to privacy, family life, and freedom from arbitrary discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p><separator></separator><p>The second part of the article analyzes the rationales adopted by state elites for accepting or denying equal rights to sexual minorities and discerns a trend toward a complex approach of sometimes applying libertarian theories of human-rights law, sometimes applying increasingly nuanced nondiscrimination norms, and sometimes using both approaches at once.</p><separator></separator><p>The article also discusses the limits of the role that international human-rights law has played in the evolution of state practice on this subject and explains how international human-rights law is balanced unstably between the incomplete application of human rights to sexual minorities and the disadvantages of logical and theoretical inconsistency in human rights doctrine.</p><separator></separator><p>To read the entire article, click <a href="http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3587/is_3_50/ai_n31312184">here… style="font-size: 9pt; color: black; font-family: Tahoma" lang="EN">Janie Magruder, <a href="mailto:Jane.Magruder@asu.edu"><font color="#0000ff">Jane.Magruder@asu.edu</font></a><br />(480) 727-9052<br />Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law</span></p>