The Legal Status and Participation of Transgender Individuals in United Nations: An Analysis of Human Rights Laws and Protection

  • Smiley Kotwal
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  • Smiley Kotwal

    Student at Asian Law College, Noida, India

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The United Nations has made great progress in promoting gender equality and inclusion, yet there remains a notable absence of transgender individuals in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other decision-making bodies. The purpose of this Research paper is to investigate and explore legal status of Transgender individuals at the United Nation, as well as the reasons for their absence from critical decision-making processes. Through a literature review and analysis of available data and already knowing most of the barriers, this paper highlights the possible effects of this exclusion on the effectiveness of global governance and the well-being of transgender individuals. According to the findings, the absence of transgender representation at the UN is due to a complex set of causes such as legal barriers, social stigma, and a lack of political will. The paper finishes and conclude by arguing for the inclusion of transgender individuals in decision-making processes and provides advice on how to do so.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 377 - 384


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