Feminist scholars and activists have turned their attention to international law with apparently dramatic results. The impact of feminist engagement is felt in diverse areas from human rights to environmental law. But what do these successes signal for the future? How open is international law to feminist enquiry? What does it mean to do feminist theory in international law? What lessons have we learned from engaging with international law,and what directions do we still need to explore? International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches brings together feminist scholars from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Serbia and Montenegro, the United States and United Kingdom. Drawing on diverse theoretical approaches, the chapters explore the directions and tensions in feminist engagement with various areas of international law from human rights, trade and development, and gender mainstreaming, to humanitarian intervention, environmental and humanitarian law.
Doris Buss is Assistant Professor of Law, Carleton University, Canada. Ambreena Manji is a Reader in Law at Keele University.
1 Feminist Approaches to International Law: Reflections From Another Century Hilary Charlesworth,Christine Chinkin and Shelley Wright 2 International Human Rights and Feminisms: When Discourses Keep Meeting Karen Engle 3 Feminism Here and Feminism There: Law, Theory and Choice Therese Murphy 4 'Austerlitz' and International Law: A Feminist Reading at the Boundaries Doris Buss 5 Disconcerting 'Masculinities': Reinventing the Subject of International Human Rights Dianne Otto 6 The 'Unforgiven' Sources of International Law: Nation-Building, Violence and Gender in the West(ern) Ruth Buchanan and Rebecca Johnson 7 'The Beautyful Ones' of Law and Development Ambreena Manji 8 Feminist Perspectives on International Economic Law Fiona Beveridge 9 Transcending the Conquest of Nature and Women: A Feminist Perspective on International Environmental Law Annie Rochette 10 The United Nations and Gender Mainstreaming: Limits and Possibilities Sari Kuovo 11 Women's Rights and the Organization of African Unity and African Union: The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa Rachel Murray 12 Sex Violence, International Law and Restorative Justice Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic
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