Gender Issues and Human Rights

Gender Issues and Human Rights

Elgar Research Reviews in Law

Dianne Otto

The 1990s witnessed a surge of feminist human rights scholarship and activism in international law which has shaped jurisprudential and institutional developments, yet gender issues and human rights still remain a challenging and evolving field of study. In this collection, Professor Otto brings together seminal works which are united in their aim of questioning the existing gendered hierarchies of power and inequality and the purportedly natural foundations that have justified oppressive gender stereotypes. Included works cover, among others, the history and early developments of women’s rights, structural critiques of international human rights law, recognizing new human rights, linking women’s economic inequality and human rights and thinking beyond the duality of gender.

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Dianne Otto

Subjects: politics and public policy, human rights, law - academic, human rights

The 1990s witnessed a surge of feminist human rights scholarship and activism in international law which has shaped jurisprudential and institutional developments, yet gender issues and human rights still remain a challenging and evolving field of study. In this collection, Professor Otto brings together seminal works which are united in their aim of questioning the existing gendered hierarchies of power and inequality and the purportedly natural foundations that have justified oppressive gender stereotypes. Included works cover, among others, the history and early developments of women’s rights, structural critiques of international human rights law, recognizing new human rights, linking women’s economic inequality and human rights and thinking beyond the duality of gender.

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