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Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 256 p.).
Series:The collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; v. 12/2
Collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; v. 12/2.
Subject:Women's rights.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Women (International law)
Women's rights.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Knop, Karen, 1960-
Academy of European Law (Florence, Italy)
ISBN:9780191698699 (ebook) : No price
0191698695 (ebook) : No price
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In this work feminist scholars from a range of areas including international law, rights, citizenship, queer theory constitutional law and migration studies bring fresh perspectives to gender and human rights.
Other form:Print version 9780199260911
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This collection of eight essays, including an introductory overview by the editor, reflects on women's international human rights law from interdisciplinary perspectives. It is based on lectures at the European University Institute in Florence forming part of the Academy of European Law's annual summer course in international human rights law. Drawing on the philosophy of rights, Nicola Lacey examines the "limitations as well as the potential of rights." Janet Halley uses queer theory to provide an alternative perspective on sexuality rights. Susanne Baer develops a set of tools to analyze human rights, applying them to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. Writing from a constitutional law perspective, Ruth Rubio-Marin and Martha I. Morgan identify three major ways in which international human rights law becomes part of national constitutions. Patricia Viseur Sellers evaluates the doctrinal development underlying prosecution for wartime sexual violence. Nathanial Berman explores the relationships between colonialism, sexualized desires, and gender roles. Ruba Salih advocates a transnational paradigm for understanding gendered migration. These essays reveal the growth and sophistication of this new field and present a diversity of European perspectives to an English-speaking audience. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. G. Everett University of Colorado at Denver

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