Law and human rights are increasingly estranged from their factual dimension. Self-understanding/definition along with personal feelings/inner statuses are acquiring relevance, especially in the interpretation of domestic/HR courts. The shift “from facts to feelings” is visible in the area of LGBT rights, through which new paradigms of legal protection are emerging. The paper firstly focuses on the evolutionary protection of “the right to family life” (Art. 8 ECHR), it secondly takes into consideration the debate about recognition of transsexual people/gender reassignment and it finally addresses some of the questions that these judicial/legal trends arise. The paper argues that judicial recognition of individual/LGBT rights is accelerating a trend which valorize/prioritize inner feelings over socially recognizable facts/goods. Moving “from facts to feelings” requires nonetheless new lens of analysis for balancing contemporary social exigencies and individual entitlements.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S