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

Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2013 
Eidman Courtroom, Room 2.306
Connally Center for Justice (CCJ), School of Law
The University of Texas at Austin
727 East Dean Keeton St.

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The conference will focus 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 will explore 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 brings together academics, practicing attorneys and therapists, state policy makers, and activists from various points of view.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

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Session Times


4:00-4:15 p.m. Introduction to Conference

4:15-6:30 p.m. Session One: Same-Sex Marriage and Family

6:30-8:00 p.m. Reception, Buffet, and Cash Bar

8:00-9:20 p.m. Session Two: Transgender Rights



9:00-11:00 a.m. Session Three: Anti-Discrimination

11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15-1:15 p.m. Session Four: Youth Sexual Rights

1:15-2:15 p.m. Lunch On Your Own

2:15-5:00 p.m. Session Five: Pornography and Children

5:00-5:15 p.m. Coffee Break

5:15-7:00 p.m. Session Six: Sex Work, Migration, And Trafficking



9:00-11:00 a.m.  Session Seven: Do Sex Offenders Have Human Rights?

11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15-1:15 p.m. Session Eight: Therapeutic Approaches to Sex Offending

Conference Concludes

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


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