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Learning the Lessons: What Feminist Legal Theory Teaches International Human Rights Law and Practice


Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain


University of Minnesota Law School; University of Ulster - Transitional Justice Institute

June 3, 2009

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-18
Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 09-05

Abstract:     
In the contemporary international moment, as the long-term impact of 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to shape and redefine international legal and political rules, this analysis pauses to reflect on the gendered elements which ground international legal norms. As an international legal scholar I focus on how feminist legal theory can be applied to the present, and how insights gleaned in domestic legal contexts (significantly though not exclusively within western states) are relevant to the experiences of women in multiple jurisdictional and cultural environments. My concluding observations are specifically drawn from societies emerging from war and repression, and ruminate on the experiences of women in those contexts.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: gender, rule of law, transitional justice, equality, public/private, social change, conflict, repression

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Date posted: June 5, 2009  

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Ni Aolain, Fionnuala D., Learning the Lessons: What Feminist Legal Theory Teaches International Human Rights Law and Practice (June 3, 2009). Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-18; Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 09-05. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413930 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1413930

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Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota Law School ( email )
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United States
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University of Ulster - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )
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Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

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