Gender

Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

A decision of the Belgian Constitutional Court is the latest in a series of judgments in Europe deciding ...
The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

Sexual harassment, an expression of violence against women (VAW), received remarkable media attention with the ...
The declaration of rape as an emergency in Sierra Leone needs to address legal ambiguities in order to combat the scourge of rape and gender-based violence

The declaration of rape as an emergency in Sierra Leone needs to address legal ambiguities in order to combat the scourge of rape and gender-based violence

In February 2019, President Bio of Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency to combat rape and sexual violence. ...
Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

In February 2019, the news of an 11-year-old girl being married to a man who was almost 50 years old, caused ...
Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

In 1998, there was an explosion at an irregular, high-risk fireworks factory in the city of Santo Antônio de ...
Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

The 19th of June is celebrated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. In ...
López Soto v Venezuela: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ answer to violence against women

López Soto v Venezuela: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ answer to violence against women

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) feminist answer to torture and sexual enslavement in its ...
The entry of women into the legal profession under British colonial rule

The entry of women into the legal profession under British colonial rule

This year sees the centenary of the abolition of the legal barriers to women’s entry into the legal profession in ...
An Indian High Court Recognises Transgender Individuals’ Right to Marry

An Indian High Court Recognises Transgender Individuals’ Right to Marry

On April 22, 2019, in a significant decision for India’s transgender community, the Madras High Court in Tamil ...
‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88

‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88

Asserting individual reproductive autonomy affirms women's personhood, moral agency, bodily integrity and ...
Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

This joint conversation between Professor Sandra Fredman and Dame Laura Cox, moderated by Hon Judge Jennifer ...
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 ...

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