Ruth Fletcher

Queen Mary, University of London

Senior Lecturer in Medical Law

Mile End Rd.

London, E1 4NS

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Abortion Law Reform in Ireland: A Model for Change

2015 Feminists@Law 5(1)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Jul 2015
University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University of Kent - Canterbury Campus, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK, University College Cork (UCC) - Law Faculty, Queen Mary, University of London, Trinity College (Dublin), University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Department of Law and Keele University
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abortion, legal reform, legislation, legislative drafting, feminism, reproductive justice

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Feminist Legal Theory

Reza Banakar and Max Travers eds. An Introduction to Law and Social Theory, Hart, 2002, 135-154.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 May 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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feminist legal theory, gender, sexuality and law, socio-legal studies, legal humanities

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Attorney General v X and Others (1992): An Imagined Feminist Judgment

Forthcoming 2016, Enright, McCandless and O’Donoghue eds., Judges’ Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity, Hart., Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 226/2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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abortion, constitutional law, rights, feminist judgments, reproductive justice

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Legal Form, Commodities and Reproduction: Reading Pashukanis

Maria Drakopoulou (ed.), Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy, Routledge, 2013, 138-157, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 158/2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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legal form, gender, theory, care, responsibilities, user rights

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Conscientious Objection, Harm Reduction and Abortion Care

Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray eds., Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities (Manchester University Press, 2016, Forthcoming) , Queen Mary University of London, School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 203/2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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conscientious objection, abortion, harm, rights, health, care, Ireland

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Conscientious Objection and Harm Reduction in Europe

T-388/2009 Conscientious Objection and Abortion: A Global Perspective on the Colombian Experience (Women's Link Worldwide and O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, 123-146, 2014), Online, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 228/2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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conscientious objection, harm, rights, Europe, Colombia

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Reproducing Irishness: Race, Gender, and Abortion Law

2005 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 17: 365-404
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Aug 2014
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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abortion, migration, race, gender, Ireland, asylum seekers, Travellers

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Negotiating Strangeness on the Abortion Trail

Revaluing Care in Theory, Law, and Policy: Cycles and Connections, edited by Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher and Chris Beasley, 2016/17 Forthcoming, Social Justice Series, Routledge, Forthcoming, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 225/2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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Feminism, care, abortion, activism, stranger, ESCORT, home, displacement, trouble, trail

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'Pro-Life' Absolutes, Feminist Challenges: The Fundamentalist Narrative of Irish Abortion Law 1986-1992

Osgoode Hall Law Journal (1998) 36(1): 1-62
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 26 May 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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abortion, narrative, feminism, fundamentalism, religion, rights, constitutional law

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General Scheme of Access to Abortion Bill 2015

(2015) Feminists@law 5(1)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Jul 2015
University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University of Kent - Canterbury Campus, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK, University College Cork (UCC) - Law Faculty, Queen Mary, University of London, Trinity College (Dublin), University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Department of Law and Keele University
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Abortion law, legal drafting, legislation, legal reform, reproductive justice, international human rights

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Civic Feminism and Voluntary Abortion Care: A story of ESCORT's Contribution to Reproductive Justice

A chapter for Aideen Quilty, Sinead Kennedy and Catherine Conlon eds. The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2. Cork University Press, 2015 (137-149). , Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 230/2016
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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reproductive justice; abortion support groups; civic feminism; pro-choice activism; ESCORT

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Reproductive Justice and the Right to Life of the 'Unborn'

Jennifer Schweppe (ed.) The Unborn Child, Article 40 3 3 and Abortion in Ireland: 25 years of Protection? (Dublin: Liffey Press, 2008) 319-348
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Feb 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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reproductive justice, unborn, rights, abortion, deportation, race, gender, Ireland, constitutional law

13.

Cheeky Witnessing

Feminist Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Nov 2019
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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feminist activism, epistemology, improvisation, reproductive justice, legal consciousness, diaspora, migrants, abortion trails, Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A.

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Wench Tactics? Openings in Conditions of Closure

Forthcoming in Feminist Legal Studies, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 258/2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Queen Mary, University of London, University of Kent, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, University of Bristol, European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW), University of Newcastle - Law School, University of Kent - Kent Law School, University of London - Birkbeck College, University of Warwick - School of Law, London School of Economics - Law Department, University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Independent, School of Law, University of Westminster, University of Warwick - School of Law and Independent
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Feminism; Commons; Publishing; Openness; Wench Tactics; FLaK; Open Access; Socio-Legal Methods

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Peripheral Governance: Administering Transnational Health Care Flows

(2013) 9 International Journal of Law in Context 161-190
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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transnational, peripheral, cross-border health care, abortion, governance, Crisis Pregnancy Agency

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Silences: Irish Women and Abortion

Feminist Review (1995) 50(1): 44-66 doi:10.1057/fr.1995.21
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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abortion, silence, choice, rights, feminism, public discourse, women's experiences

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Legal Embodiment: Analysing the Body of Healthcare Law

Medical Law Review (2008) 16(3): 321-345
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Mar 2015
Ruth Fletcher, Marie Fox and Julie McCandless
Queen Mary, University of London, University of Liverpool and London School of Economics - Law Department
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Contesting the Cruel Treatment of Abortion-Seeking Women

Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 22, No. 44, November, 2014
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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abortion, refusal of treatment, caesarean section, rape, asylum, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, consent, human rights, negligence, Ireland

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Reproductive Consumption

Feminist Theory 7(1): 27-47, 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Mar 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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adaptive value, reproduction, consumption, materialist feminism, O'Brien

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Responding to Submissions and Introducing Issue 23(1)

Feminist Legal Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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feminism, jurisprudence, socio-legal studies, editing, publishing, activism, gendered harms

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Embodied Practices

(2009) 17(3) Feminist Legal Studies 315-318
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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law, gender and sexuality; embodiment; field of scholarship; research practice

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Reproduction and Scale: A Response to Skeggs and Wilson

(2010) Feminist Legal Studies 8(1): 77-84
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Mar 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London
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reproduction, scale, transnational, gender, sexuality, political economy

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Abortion Needs or Abortion Rights?

Feminist Legal Studies, Vol. 13, p. 123–134, 2005, DOI 10.1007/s10691-005-1459-0
Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London

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Abortion, Needs, Rights, Duties, Welfare, State, Family Planning Association Northern Ireland, Judicial Review

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Internationalism and Commitment at the Kitchen Table

Feminist Legal Studies 24(1): 1-6
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2016
Queen Mary, University of London, London School of Economics - Law Department, Independent and Independent

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feminist legal studies, feminism, critical legal methods, internationalism, neoliberalism, multi-dimensionality, kitchen table, editing, publishing

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Introduction to 'Sexual Movements and Gendered Boundaries: Legal Negotiations of the Global and the Local'

Social and Legal Studies (2005) 14(1): 5-15
Posted: 21 Jul 2015
Queen Mary, University of London, Carleton University - Department of Law, Birkbeck College - School of Law, University of Huddersfield and University of Westminster - School of Law

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gender; sexuality; human rights; socio-legal; social movements; local/global

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Legal Forms and Reproductive Norms

Social and Legal Studies 12(2): 217-241; reprinted in Joanne Conaghan ed. (2009) Feminist Legal Studies (vol. 3) (London: Routledge) no 42
Posted: 28 May 2015
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London

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legal theory, feminist theory, socio-legal studies, Mary O'Brien, Evgeny Pashukanis

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Postcolonial Fragments: Representations of Abortion in Irish Law and Politics

Journal of Law and Society (2001) 28(4): 568-589
Posted: 05 Aug 2014
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London

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abortion, postcolonial, Ireland, law and politics, law and culture

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National Crisis, Supranational Opportunity: The Irish Construction of Abortion as a European Service

Reproductive Health Matters (2000) 8(16): 35-44
Posted: 05 Aug 2014
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London

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abortion law and policy, health information, medical services as commodities, women as consumers, European Court of Justice, Ireland

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FLaK: Mixing Feminism, Legality and Knowledge

Feminist Legal Studies 23(3): 241-252
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2016
Ruth Fletcher
Queen Mary, University of London

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feminist legal theory; socio-legal methods; legal methodology; editing; kitchen table; FLaK