The Renewed Programme for Government, agreed in October 2009, includes a
commitment to introduce gender recognition legislation in Irish law
under the `Equality¿ heading. The purpose of this half-day symposium is
to contribute to the debate leading to the drafting of such legislation.
In particular, we hope to learn from the experience of the drafting of
the Gender Recognition Act, 2004 in the UK and to highlight the human
rights issues which require consideration in the drafting process. From
an Irish perspective, we hope to identify the existing protections
available to trans and intersex persons under Irish law and to emphasise
the need to introduce gender recognition legislation.
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