LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot

We are still waiting for the problem for this year's LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot however, my colleague Dr Grietje Baars, has just sent me her selection problem for this year's teams:

Answer either A OR B in a maximum of 1000 words:


"What are the grounds for legal challenge of a transman (A) where the local register office refused to register him as the father of his child on the newborn's birth certificate (instead registering him as mother)? Would your answer differ if A had not changed his legal gender f=>m but had only changed his name, passport and NHS registration?"


"The German Constitutional Court in November 2017 decided that an intersex claimant's constitutional rights to positive gender recognition are violated when only two options (M/F) are available in the population registry, and ordered the German Parliament to either (1) add a third option: inter/divers, or (2) abolish gender registration altogether."

Could a similar case be brought in the UK and if so, on what basis/bases?"

If interested in taking part, take a look at a blog write-up from last year's teams...

Entries to Grietje by 5pm on 10th January 2018. We welcome entries from students on any of the law courses at City - LLB, GELLB, GDL, LLM, LPC and BPTC.

Emily Allbon -

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