1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. in Private law, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The transsexual community is exposed to social and legal injustice Due to its members' sexual identity. Discrimination, violation of their privacy and inaccessibility to high quality health care are just some of many instances among the injustice they face. The rights mentioned are considered important in all international documents and in legislative systems of civilized societies. International documents recognizes sexual identity as an independent agent in their defense against discrimination and explicitly protect transgenders' right to privacy and their right to an accessible heath care. While United Kingdom and The United States have adopted numerous protective bills, Iran's domestic law lacks a distinct set of provisions in this regard. With this legal gap resulting in the exclusion of the transsexual community from the society, legislative consideration for the matter deems necessary. The primary solution is to interpret general constitutional rights in favor of their absolute rights, however, as mentioned the need to pass new laws specified to include all rights of the transsexual community cannot go unnoticed.


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