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IWHR Brief in Atala Case Cited by IntLawGrrls

July 16, 2012

A recent IntLawGrrls blog post focuses on the impact of the Karen Atala case that was decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the spring.

In an unprecedented decision, the court found that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes and that the government of Chile violated the rights of Karen Atala, a lesbian mother, when it stripped her of custody of her daughters because of their “unique family.”

The blog post cites the amicus brief that the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic submitted last summer, which argued that sexual orientation and gender identity should be found to be a protected class under the American Convention on Human Rights as held under international law.

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