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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


A new legal precedent on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights

28 June 2018

The Administrative Court handed down its judgment in the judicial review case on non-gender specific passports brought by Clifford Chance (on a pro bono basis) on behalf of Christie Elan-Cane. Despite dismissing the case, the Court set an important legal precedent and a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights. For the first time in the UK, the Courts have recognised that the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 8) guarantees a right to respect for non-gendered identity.

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