Davina Cooper: Decertifying gender and sex in law | Collaborative Future-Making
From Michael Strange on 19 May, 2021
What might be the consequences if the state no longer legally classified people as female or male based on a sex registered at birth? This is the so-called “decertification” question. Decertification refers to a situation in which state law steps back from recording, confirming, recognising, or standing behind sex/gender as formally attributed aspects of personhood.
In this seminar, Davina Cooper will discuss the challenges and complexities of conducting a prefigurative law reform project that is about decertifying legal sex/gender status.
Davina Cooper is Research Professor in Law at Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.