Gender

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 ...
‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

The institutional design of the UN inquiry procedure means that human rights abusers do not go unchallenged ...
“Women are not in the Best Positions to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25

“Women are not in the Best Positions to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25

Both sides of the abortion debate draw on gender stereotypes, pernicious attitudes about women, and dangerous ...
Gym Use and Changing Rooms: the illegality and chilling effect of (trans)gender segregation

Gym Use and Changing Rooms: the illegality and chilling effect of (trans)gender segregation

A recent, high-profile article published on HuffPost claimed that the popular leisure group – David Lloyd Leisure ...
“Social will” as important as political will for implementing human rights

“Social will” as important as political will for implementing human rights

What has been largely overlooked in the human rights theory and practice is what I would call the lack of “social ...
Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

On 18 December 2018, the Antwerp court of first instance held that the burkini ban in the Antwerp Police ...

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