Gender Issues and Human Rights (Human Rights Law Series 4)

Gender Issues and Human Rights (Human Rights Law Series 4)

By: Dianne Otto (editor)Hardback

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The 1990s witnessed a surge of feminist human rights scholarship and activism in international law which has shaped jurisprudential and institutional developments, yet gender issues and human rights still remain a challenging and evolving field of study. In this collection, Professor Otto brings together seminal works which are united in their aim of questioning the existing gendered hierarchies of power and inequality and the purportedly natural foundations that have justified oppressive gender stereotypes. Included works cover, among others, the history and early developments of women's rights, structural critiques of international human rights law, recognizing new human rights, linking women's economic inequality and human rights and thinking beyond the duality of gender. This three-volume set, along with an original introduction by the editor, will be an excellent research tool for students, academics and practitioners interested in this dynamic field of study.

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Edited by Dianne Otto, Professor of Law, Director, Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) and Co-Director, IILAH International Human Rights Law Programme, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia


Contents: Volume I Acknowledgements Introduction Dianne Otto PART I: GENEALOGIES: HISTORIES OF STRUGGLE 1. Arvonne S. Fraser (1999), `Becoming Human: The Origins and Development of Women's Human Rights' 2. Felice D. Gaer (1998), `And Never the Twain Shall Meet? The Struggle to Establish Women's Rights as International Human Rights' 3. Karen Engle (1992), `International Human Rights and Feminism: When Discourses Meet' 4. Dianne Otto (2006), `Lost in Translation: Re-Scripting the Sexed Subjects of International Human Rights Law' PART II: WOMEN'S NEEDS OR WOMEN'S RIGHTS? EARLY NORMATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS 5. Johannes Morsink (1991), `Women's Rights in the Universal Declaration' 6. Natalie Kaufman Hevener (1978), `International Law and the Status of Women: An Analysis of International Legal Instruments Related to the Treatment of Women' 7. Laura Reanda (1981), `Human Rights and Women's Rights: The United Nations Approach' 8. Helen Bequaert Holmes (1983), `A Feminist Analysis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 9. Noreen Burrows (1985), `The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women' 10. Andrew C. Byrnes (1989), `The "Other" Human Rights Treaty Body: The Work of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women' 11. Abdullahi An-Na'im (1987), `The Rights of Women and International Law in the Muslim Context' PART III: PUBLIC/PRIVATE, LOCAL/GLOBAL: STRUCTURAL CRITIQUES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW 12. Celina Romany (1993), `Women as Aliens: A Feminist Critique of the Public/Private Distinction in International Human Rights Law' 13. Hilary Charlesworth (1994), `What are "Women's International Human Rights"?' 14. J. Oloka-Onyango and Sylvia Tamale (1995), `"The Personal Is Political," or Why Women's Rights are Indeed Human Rights: An African Perspective on International Feminism' 15. V. Spike Peterson and Laura Parisi (1998), `Are Women Human? It's not an Academic Question' 16. Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin (1993), `The Gender of Jus Cogens' 17. Karen Engle (1993), `After the Collapse of the Public/Private Distinction: Strategizing Women's Rights' 18. L. Amede Obiora (1997), `Feminism, Globalization, and Culture: After Beijing' 19. Christine Chinkin and Shelley Wright (1993), `The Hunger Trap: Women, Food, and Self-Determination' 20. Anne Orford (1998), `Contesting Globalization: A Feminist Perspective on the Future of Human Rights' Volume II Acknowledgements An Introduction to all three volumes by the Editor appears in Volume I PART I: WHICH WOMEN? WHOSE RIGHTS? BUILDING MULTICULTURAL AND INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS 1. Isabelle R. Gunning (1991-2), `Arrogant Perception, World-Travelling and Multicultural Feminism: The Case of Female Genital Surgeries' 2. Ratna Kapur (2002), `The Tragedy of Victimization Rhetoric: Resurrecting the "Native" Subject in International/Post-Colonial Feminist Legal Politics' 3. Radhika Coomaraswamy (2002-2003), `Identity Within: Cultural Relativism, Minority Rights and the Empowerment of Women' 4. Penelope Andrews (1997), `Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Australia: Possibilities for Redress within the International Human Rights Framework' 5. Adila Abusharaf (2006), `Women in Islamic Communities: The Quest for Gender Justice Research' 6. Tracy E. Higgins (1996), `Anti-Essentialism, Relativism, and Human Rights' 7. Shefali Desai (1999), `Hearing Afghan Women's Voices: Feminist Theory's Re-Conceptualization of Women's Human Rights' 8. Kimberle Crenshaw (1989), `Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics' 9. Johanna E. Bond (2003), `International Intersectionality: A Theoretical and Pragmatic Exploration of Women's International Human Rights Violations' PART II: WOMEN ARE HUMAN TOO: RECONCEPTUALIZING MAINSTREAM HUMAN RIGHTS 10. Rhonda Copelon (1994), `Recognizing the Egregious in the Everyday: Domestic Violence as Torture' 11. Alice Edwards (2006), `The "Feminizing" of Torture under International Human Rights Law' 12. Giulia Paglione (2006), `Domestic Violence and Housing Rights: A Reinterpretation of the Right to Housing' 13. Leilani Farha (2002), `Is There a Woman in the House? Re/conceiving the Human Right to Housing' 14. Rebecca J. Cook (1994-1995), `Human Rights and Reproductive Self-Determination' 15. Fleur van Leeuwen (2007), `A Woman's Right To Decide? The United Nations Human Rights Committee, Human Rights of Women, and Matters of Human Reproduction' 16. Anne Gallagher (1997), `Ending the Marginalization: Strategies for Incorporating Women into the United Nations Human Rights System' 17. Hilary Charlesworth (2005), `Not Waving but Drowning: Gender Mainstreaming and Human Rights in the United Nations' PART III: WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: RECOGNIZING NEW HUMAN RIGHTS 18. Charlotte Bunch (1990), `Women's Rights as Human Rights: Toward a Re-Vision of Human Rights' 19. Alice M. Miller (2004), `Sexuality, Violence against Women, and Human Rights: Women Make Demands and Ladies Get Protection' 20. Lisa A. Crooms (1999), `Using a Multi-Tiered Analysis to Reconceptualize Gender-Based Violence against Women as a Matter of International Human Rights' 21. Sarah Y. Lai and Regan E. Ralph (1995), `Female Sexual Autonomy and Human Rights' 22. Yasmin Tambiah (1998), `Realizing Women's Sexual Rights: Challenges in South Asia' 23. Elizabeth Sepper (2008), `Confronting the "Sacred and Unchangeable": The Obligation to Modify Cultural Patterns Under the Women's Discrimination Treaty' 24. Simone Cusack and Rebecca J. Cook (2009), `Stereotyping Women in the Health Sector: Lessons from CEDAW' Volume III Acknowledgements An Introduction to all three volumes by the Editor appears in Volume I PART I: PURSUING IMPLEMENTATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF CRITICAL ACTIVISM 1. Afra Afsharipour (1999), `Empowering Ourselves: The Role of Women's NGOs in the Enforcement of the Women's Convention' 2. Diane Elson and Jasmine Gideon (2004), `Organising for Women's Economic and Social Rights: How useful is the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?' 3. Renu Mandhane (2004), `The Use of Human Rights Discourse to Secure Women's Interests: Critical Analysis of the Implications' 4. Cheah Wui Ling (2009), `Walking the Long Road in Solidarity and Hope: A Case Study of the "Comfort Women" Movement's Deployment of Human Rights Discourse' 5. Doris E. Buss (2004), `Finding the Homosexual in Women's Rights: The Christian Right in International Politics' 6. James Gathii (2006), `Exporting Culture Wars' 7. Sari Kouvo (2008), `A "Quick and Dirty" Approach to Women's Emancipation and Human Rights?' 8. Sally Engle Merry (2003), `Rights Talk and the Experience of Law: Implementing Women's Human Rights to Protection from Violence' PART II: LINKING WOMEN'S NEEDS AND RIGHTS: WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT 9. Dianne Otto (1996), `Holding up Half the Sky, but for Whose Benefit?: A Critical Analysis of the Fourth World Conference on Women' 10. Andrea Cornwall and Maxine Molyneux (2006), `The Politics of Rights - Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis: An Introduction' 11. Kerry Rittich (2003), `Engendering Development/Marketing Equality' 12. Celestine I. Nyamu (2000), `How Should Human Rights and Development Respond to Cultural Legitimization of Gender Hierarchy in Developing Countries?' 13. Rachel Rebouche (2006), `Labor, Land, and Women's Rights in Africa: Challenges for the New Protocol on the Rights of Women' 14. Ambreena Manji (2003), `Remortgaging Women's Lives: The World Bank's Land Agenda in Africa' 15. Juanita Elias (2007), `Women Workers and Labour Standards: The Problem of "Human Rights"' 16. Margaret L. Satterthwaite (2005), `Crossing Borders, Claiming Rights: Using Human Rights Law to Empower Women Migrant Workers' 17. Janie Chuang (1998), `Redirecting the Debate over Trafficking in Women: Definitions, Paradigms, and Contexts' PART III: THE QUESTION OF MEN AND OTHER GENDER IDENTITIES: BEYOND THE GENDER DUALITY 18. Sally Baden and Anne Marie Goetz (1998), `Who Needs [Sex] When You Can Have [Gender]? Conflicting Discourses on Gender at Beijing' 19. Kirsten Anderson (2008), `Violence Against Women: State Responsibilities in International Human Rights Law to Address Harmful "Masculinities"' 20. Kumaralingam Amirthalingam (2005), `Women's Rights, International Norms, and Domestic Violence: Asian Perspectives' 21. Sandesh Sivakumaran (2005), `Male/Male Rape and the "Taint" of Homosexuality' 22. Brenda Cossman, Dan Danielsen, Janet Halley and Tracy Higgins (2003), `Gender, Sexuality, and Power: Is Feminist Theory Enough?' 23. Aeyal M. Gross (2008), `Sex, Love, and Marriage: Questioning Gender and Sexuality Rights in International Law' 24. Darren Rosenblum (2011), `Unisex CEDAW, or What's Wrong with Women's Rights' 25. Brenda Cossman (2002), `Gender Performance, Sexual Subjects and International Law' 26. Moya Lloyd (2007), `(Women's) Human Rights: Paradoxes and Possibilities'

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