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dc.contributor.authorBotha, Henk
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-28T10:58:56Z
dc.date.available2019-05-28T10:58:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBotha, H. 2018. Beyond Sexual Binaries? The German Federal Constitutional Court and the Rights of Intersex People. Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad = Potchefstroom electronic law journal, 2018(21):1-26. [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2018/v21i0a4747]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32454
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2018/v21i0a4747
dc.description.abstractIn a recent judgment, the German Federal Constitutional Court held that it was unconstitutional to require every person's sex to be entered on the birth register, without providing for a third option for intersex persons. This article examines the intersex judgment in view of the Court's earlier jurisprudence on the rights of trans persons. It argues that this judgment was enabled, to a significant extent, by the fluid understanding of sex and gender identity shown in those judgments, and by the elaboration in those cases of the relationship between sexual freedom, human dignity and equality. It also comments on the possible relevance of the intersex judgment for South Africa, in view of some of the parallels and differences between German and South African constitutional jurisprudence.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPER/PELJen_US
dc.subjectGerman Federal Constitutional Courten_US
dc.subjectintersexen_US
dc.subjecttranssexual and transgenderen_US
dc.subjectsex and gender identityen_US
dc.subjecthuman dignityen_US
dc.subjectequality and freedomen_US
dc.subjectsexual minorities in South Africaen_US
dc.titleBeyond Sexual Binaries? The German Federal Constitutional Court and the Rights of Intersex Peopleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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