60 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. Online 1 (2018-2019)

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              William & Mary

           Law Review Online

 VOLUME 60                                         No. 1, 2018







 LEVERAGING REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS
           AGAINST  UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS:
   THE  OIC INDEPENDENT PERMANENT HUMAN RIGHTS
      COMMISSION STUDY ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION


                PROFESSOR   ROBERT  C. BLITT*


                          ABSTRACT

  This article critically assesses a recent study on sexual orientation
and gender identity (SOGI)prepared by the Organization for Islamic
Cooperation's (OIC) Independent Permanent Human  Rights Com-
mission (IPHRC). The first two parts review the establishment of the
IPHRCand   the norms governing regional human rights mechanisms
(RHRMs).  Following this, the article demonstrates that the method-
ology and conclusions evidenced in the IPHRC's SOGI study dia-
metrically oppose substantive international human rights law, and
furthermore undermine the intended purpose of RHRMs within the
human  rights system. The article concludes by recommending that

   * Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law. This Article is part of a
larger work in progress that was presented at the 2017 ASIL Midyear Meeting Research
Forum. Thanks to Elizabeth Sepper for providing comments on an earlier draft and to UTK
College of Law for supporting part of the research presented here. Thanks also to Hannah
Littlefield and the team at William & Mary for their thorough and professional assistance
preparing this manuscript for publication.


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