Legal and policing

Articles about legal cases and judgements, and policing matters.

Statement on Re: Kelvin

We commend the Full Court of the Family Court in deciding to permit a competent transgender adolescent to make their own informed decision about stage 2 hormone treatment, in consultation with clinicians and their parents. We hope that Kelvin is also well connected with his peers. As the Australian Human Rights Commission has noted, this…
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The Family Court case Re: Kaitlin [2017] FamCA 83

The Family Court of Australia has recently published a new case involving an intersex child, this time where the parents sought consent for their child, an adolescent, to obtain treatment for “gender dysphoria”. Unlike in the recent Family Court case Re Carla (Medical procedure) [2016] Fam CA 7, the case was not supported by a…
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The Family Court case Re: Carla (Medical procedure) [2016] FamCA 7

Hughes

Update For a more detailed analysis of the case please consider reading the following resources: Carpenter M. The ‘normalisation’ of intersex bodies and ‘othering’ of intersex identities. In: Scherpe J, Dutta A, Helms T, editors. The Legal Status of Intersex Persons. 1st ed. Cambridge, England: Intersentia; 2018 (forthcoming). Available from: http://intersentia.com/en/the-legal-status-of-intersex-persons.html Carpenter M. The “Normalization”…
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