Fleur van Leeuwen

Fleur van Leeuwen, LL.M. Ph.D. is a human rights lecturer and researcher specialising in women’s human rights. She is currently a visiting researcher at the department of political science and international relations of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey where she conducts research on violence against women. She is also a senior affiliated researcher at Atria - Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work can be found on fleurvanleeuwen.academia.edu.

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Still the second sex: Some feminist reflections on the new General Comment of the UN Human Rights Committee on the right to life

Still the second sex: Some feminist reflections on the new General Comment of the UN Human Rights Committee on the right to life

In October 2018 the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HRC) adopted general comment (GC) 36 on the right to life, replacing GC 6 and GC 14. Latter documents date back to the 1980s and attest to the androcentric nature of the ...