Constituting equality : gender equality and comparative constitutional law / edited by Susan H. Williams.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.|
xv, 362 p. ; 24 cm.|
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.|
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
|URL for this record||
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: comparative constitutional law, gender equality, and constitutional design
- Part I. Structure
- 1. Gender quotas in politics - a constitutional challenge
- 2. The use of quotas to promote women's rights in post-conflict societies: the case of Iraq
- 3. Equality, representation, and challenge to hierarchy: justifying electoral quotas for women
- Part II. Rights
- 4. More than rights
- 5. How viable is the German compromise on abortion?
- 6. Women as moral authorities in American and British abortion law
- Part III. Cultural/Religious Rights and Gender Equality
- 7. 'One law for all': Sharia arbitrations and gender theory
- 8. Adjudicating Mahr transnationally: women and Islam in western states
- 9. Conflicting agendas: women's rights and customary law in Africa today
- 10. Customary law, statutory law, and gender equality in Liberia
- Part IV. Constitutional Incorporation of International Law
- 11. Constitutional incorporation of international and comparative human rights laws: the Colombian constitutional court decision c-355/2006
- 12. Cosmopolitan activity and the implementation of gender equality frameworks
- Part V. Women in the Process of Constitution Making
- 13. Women in the constitution drafting process in Burma
- 14. Founding mothers for a Palestinian constitution?
- Conclusion: gender equality and the idea of a constitution: entrenchment, jurisdiction, and interpretation