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Blog post from Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

The Castan Centre for Human Rights seeks to ‘promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law’. The Centre has begun producing a series of videos on human rights called Have You Got That Right?

This video deals with the claim of a right to marriage equality:

A global right of marriage equality is not yet recognised in international law. The right to marriage itself is generally recognised as a right between men and women, which has accordingly been interpreted as a right for men to marry women and vice versa. However, it is arguable that a right of marriage equality should exist as part of the right of non-discrimination. Certainly, marriage equality is recognised in an increasing number of jurisdictions, as well as a human right by an increasing number of courts.

You can find other resources on human rights on the Find Legal Answers website, including the full text of Hot Topics issue 85 on Human rights.