Psychosocial implications of homophobic bullying in schools

a review and directions for legal research and the legal process

Phil C.W. Chan*

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This review paper explores the medical, educational and sociological research literature on the nature, likelihood, causes, onset, course, consequences, resolution and prevention of school bullying and addresses the added implications of homophobia, with the role of family taken into account. A thorough understanding of relevant empirical research is essential to exploring the contributory, remedial, retributive and deterrent roles of the law, including international law. Some directions as to how these roles may be explored through legal research and the legal process are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-175
Number of pages33
JournalInternational Journal of Human Rights
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Homophobia
  • Law
  • Legal process
  • Legal research
  • Psychosocial implications
  • School bullying

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