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Leens van Kessel

About Leens van Kessel

Leens van Kessel is a passionate LLB student graduating from Utrecht Law College. She is set out to pursue Transnational Law. Her interests focus on the areas of gender & law, and immigration law.

The Application of the Comparator Approach by the CJEU in Gender Recognition Cases

In November 2020, the European Commission published its LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025, committing to improving the recognition of trans and non-binary identities, and intersex people. For Leens van Kessel, LLB student at Utrecht University, the European protection of the human rights of transgender persons would benefit from a clearer application of what she dubs the ‘comparator approach’ in CJEU cases regarding discrimination on grounds of gender recognition.

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