Gender and Human Rights
Edited by Karen Knop
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Gender and Human Rights by Karen Knop
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199260911
(233mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karen Knop
Diversity and Self-determination in International Law, Paperback (June 2008)
Knop's investigation takes a new approach to the problem of diversity and self-determination of peoples.
Gender and Human Rights, Hardback (March 2004)» View all books by Karen Knop
Focuses on various perspectives to gender and human rights. By relating women's international human rights to broader debates about feminism, rights and international society, this collection of essays both provides a sophisticated introduction to gender and human rights and offers a variety of theoretical perspectives and methods.
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Author Biography - Karen Knop
Karen Knop is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She is also currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Studies, New York University School of Law. As rapporteur for the International Law Association's Committee on Feminism and International Law, she was responsible for the ILA's report on gender and nationality (2000).
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