This special issue focuses on the impacts of gender registration and the possibilities for abandoning such practices. An interdisciplinary approach is needed to examine (1) the consequences that the systematic attribution and registration of legal gender by states and other actors have on the quality of life of individuals generally and trans and non-binary persons in particular, and (2) the possible alternatives to such registration practices. For this reason, this special issue intends to explore the possibilities of abolishing gender registration practices, in light of their harmful effects on various groups, and to reflect on possible injustices and human rights violations that may inadvertently result from such abolition.
The selected contributions will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 4 February 2019
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length.