September 26, 2020

Cayman Islands: Law & Equality in the Modern Day

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WintemutePresented by the Truman Bodden Law School Student Society part of the “Legal Matters that Matter” Lecture Series

Public Lecture Series: Legal Matters that Matter

Venue: Grand Court

Dates: Thursdays 15th, 22nd, and 29th January

Time: 6 pm

In January 2015, the Student Society of the Law School launched the first of a
series of three public lectures, which will focus on gender and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality under the heading of:

“Misogyny and homophobia: What is the Cayman Islands doing to promote gender and LGBT equality?”

The first lecture, scheduled for 15th January was delivered by Professor Robert
Wintemute of King’s College London, and provided an overview of the European
Convention on Human Rights, Privy Council’s case law and gay rights: Where we are
now in the UK and the Cayman Islands.

The second lecture, scheduled for 22nd January and delivered by Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick will provide an overview of the laws of the Cayman Islands in relation to gender and LGBT equality.

The final and third lecture, scheduled for 29th January and delivered by Dr
Leonardo J Raznovich, lecturer in law at the Truman Bodden Law School, will explain how homophobia, similarly to misogyny and racism, is arguably the result of
defined policies enacted into laws that historically resulted in the criminalisation,
pathologisation and segregation of the targeted members of these three sectors.

Note: The launching of the Lecture Series Legal Matters that Matter was enthusiastically received by the legal and service community and welcome by the Faculty of the Law School and the Government and Judiciary of the Cayman Islands.
IMAGE: www.kcl.ac.uk

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