Protection of LGBTI rights in China – A legal perspective

Last week, NCHR guest researcher Dr. Si Li, held a seminar presenting her analysis of the legal rights of LGBTI people in China. 

Dr. Si Li at the seminar. Photo: UIO

Dr. Si Li introduced both the historical and current situation of LGBTI people in China, she discussed their legal status and explored whether and how their rights are protected under the current Chinese legal system. Dr. Si Li also commented on some of the unresolved problems with regards to LGBTI issues in China surrounding possibilities of marriage, inheritance and family life.

Dr. Si Li is a Lecturer and Assistant Researcher at the Research Centre for Human Rights at Guangzhou University. Her research focuses on gender equality and non-discrimination.

Comparative study of Norway and China's LGBTI law and policy

During her two months' research visit at the NCHR, Dr. Si Li has done a comparative study about the protection of rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in Norway and China. Dr. Si Li has studied Norwegian legal debates about SOGI issues and  has met with researchers from the Law Faculty at University of Oslo, the Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud Norway and different LGBTI organisations. She is particularly interested in learning more from ongoing debates about transgender and intersex issues.

More information about NCHR’s work on equality and non-discrimination

Tags: equality and non-discrimination, LGBTI, SOGI, China, Human Rights Education, Equality NCHR By Elisabeth Bjørnstøl
Published Oct. 31, 2018 3:08 PM - Last modified Nov. 24, 2018 12:41 AM