Phillip Tahmindjis is Program Lawyer, International Bar Association, London. Dr. Tahmindjis was for over 20 years an academic teaching in Australia, North America and Hong Kong, and was active in the struggle for gay law reform in his home state of Queensland. A consultant on discrimination and human rights to government agencies and private industry, he was also a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tri bunal. The views expressed in this paper are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of the International Bar Association. Correspondence may be addressed: In ternational Bar Association, 10th Floor, 1 Stephen Street, London, WIT 1AT, United Kingdom (E-mail: Phillip. Tahmindjis@int-bar.org).