Queering Gender [Identity] in International Law

  title={Queering Gender [Identity] in International Law},
  author={Dianne Otto},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={299 - 318}
  • Dianne Otto
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Sociology
  • Nordic Journal of Human Rights
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