Sexual Citizenship and Human Rights: What Can the US Learn from the EU and European Law?

Location: Eidman Courtroom, Room 2.306 Connally Center for Justice (CCJ), School of Law The University of Texas at Austin

The conference focused on several difficult issues at the intersection of sexual self-determination and human rights, including same-sex marriage and family, the potential and limits of anti-discrimination laws, transgender rights, sex work and trafficking, youth sexuality, pornography as it affects minors, and the regulation of sex offenders. Individual papers explored European and American attitudes and practices on each of these issues, with the goal of presenting new conceptual paradigms for future reform efforts. The conference brought together academics, practicing attorneys and therapists, state policy makers, and activists from various points of view.

For a full list of available videos from this conference, please visit the CES YouTube channel.


Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the European Union Center of Excellence, the European Union, the William A. Percy Foundation for Social and Historical Studies, the Department of Germanic Studies, and the Swedish Endowment
With assistance from the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute for Historical Studies, OUTLaw, and the Texas Journal of Women and the Law

Event series: Symposia & Conferences