Gender and Human Rights

Edited by Karen Knop

Oxford University Press, 2004


Gender and Human RightsThe growth of the women's international human rights movement worldwide and its emergence as a field of study has led to a valuable but increasingly self-contained literature, often cut off from developments in feminist legal theory, on the one hand, and conceptions of the different legal contexts in which international human rights operate, on the other.

This collection of essays brings together feminist scholars in a number of areas including international law, rights, citizenship, queer theory, constitutional law and migration studies to reflect on gender and human rights. The result is a series of fresh and sophisticated essays that situates women's international human rights in broader debates about feminism, rights and international society, providing a variety of methods and vantage points. The essays both offer perspectives on gender and human rights drawn from women's experiences with national laws and contribute to feminist analyses of law in such international and transnational arenas as war, colonialism and globalization.


Table of Contents



1. Karen Knop, Introduction

2. Nicola Lacey, Feminist Legal Theory and the Rights of Women

3. Janet Halley, Take a Break from Feminism?

4. Susanne Baer, Citizenship in Europe and the Construction of Gender by Law in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights

5. Ruth Rubio-Marín and Martha I. Morgan, Constitutional Domestication of International Gender Norms: Categorizations, Illustrations, and reflections from the Nearside of the Bridge

6. Patricia Viseur Sellers, Individual(s') Liability for Collective Sexual Violence

7. Nathaniel Berman, 'The Appeals of the Orient': Colonized Desire and the War of the Riff

8. Ruba Salih, Toward an Understanding of Transnationalism and Gender




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