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Conceptualizing Global Substantive Justice in the Age of Obama


Adrien K. Wing


University of Iowa - College of Law

March 26, 2011

Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 13, p. 705, 2010
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-18

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What would the United States look like if it stood on the side of peace and justice? In this keynote address, Adrien Wing advocates that it would have to support substantive justice. It must commit itself to respecting and using international law to further this type of justice. The United States must seriously consider adopting second-generation rights in the Constitution as well as ratifying ICESCR, CRC, and CEDAW. It must catch up with its peers by prioritizing gender equality and adding it to the Constitution. The author examines what such a concept would mean in the age of Obama through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Part II of the article presents some key policy points. Part III focus on what might become discussable during the Obama administration, although might not come to fruition until long afterward. Part IV concludes with recommendations.

Keywords: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Obama Administration, CEDAW, Gender Equality, Recommendations, Policy objectives, discrimination, homosexual rights, LGBT, CRT, Critical Race Theory, ICESCR

JEL Classification: K10, K49, K30, K39

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Date posted: April 22, 2011  

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Wing, Adrien K., Conceptualizing Global Substantive Justice in the Age of Obama (March 26, 2011). Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 13, p. 705, 2010; U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-18. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1747878

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