Advocate at Panjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, India
Human rights consist of myriad rights that are considered minimal for the human existence. The doctrinal concept of the term human rights plays a very significant role in the lives of all human beings. In a nutshell, it can be emphasized that human rights refer to those rights which lays down basic requirements of human to have a ‘minimally good life’. Human rights as a concept can still be considered in its embryonic stage as its vague and ambiguous. This ambiguity is reflected in the sense that there is differentiation of thoughts as to how rights originated as according to some scholars, rights are derived from principles discovered from the nature while other scholars specify its origin in political and legal instruments. Leaving behind all the uncertainty, Human rights as a catalyst has proved to be pivotal for all human beings in general and for the protection of the vulnerable section like LGBT in particular. Human rights have a strong and meaningful grouse that affords protection to those who are vulnerable to the violations of their fundamental human rights. In the recent past there have been various instances to emphasize the fact that there is an urgency of progression of human rights for the LGBT community members. Members of the LGBT community face severe transgression of their fundamental rights because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has supervised immensely to protect the rights of this community, there have been initiatives taken at both the national and international levels for the protection and upliftment of multifarious gender identities existing in this world. The Constitution of India is a grundnorm that upholds the ideas of equality, liberty and fraternity amongst all and paves way for each and every individual to live a life that is much more than mere animal existence. Besides all these efforts, there’s still room that asks for laying greater emphasis on the problems of the members of LGBT community and lend them a helping hand for the holistic development of their personalities.
International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 215 - 222DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111194
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