El tratamiento de la población LGTBIQ en el artículo 7 (1)(h) del Estatuto de la Corte Penal Internacional a la luz de la definición de "género" y del estándar "otros motivos universalmente reconocidos como inaceptables con arreglo al derecho internacional"

Translated title of the contribution: The treatment of the LGTBIQ population in article 7(1)(h) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court considering the definition of "gender" and the standard " other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law"

Héctor Olasolo, Nicolás Eduardo Buitrago-Rey, Vanessa Bonilla-Tovar

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Abstract

When non-heterosexual orientations, and gender identities other than what is socially understood as masculine and feminine, have been considered as a disease, all kinds of voluntary and forced therapies to change them have been applied to the LGBTIQ population. For this purpose, all kinds of biotechnologies have been used, and continue to be used, in numerous countries, including psychological therapy, chemical castration, surgeries to produce hormones and surgical procedures for sex change. In light of this, a part of the doctrine considers that the crime against humanity of persecution (either for "gender" reasons or for "other reasons universally recognized as unacceptable under international law"), which is provided for in article 7(1)(h) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC Statute), offers the most appropriate way to protect the LGBTIQ population. Nevertheless, another part of the doctrine disagrees, due to the restrictive nature of the definition of gender included in the ICC Statute, and the fact that the "other universally recognized reasons" standard implies too high a requirement for sexual orientation and gender identity, as identity traits of the LGTBIQ population.

Translated title of the contributionThe treatment of the LGTBIQ population in article 7(1)(h) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court considering the definition of "gender" and the standard " other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law"
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)362-385
Number of pages24
JournalPolitica Criminal
Volume15
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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