Performing Legal Order: Some Feminist Thoughts on International Criminal Law
International Criminal Law Review, Vol. 11, pp. 409-423, 2011
16 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 18, 2011
This article argues that international criminal law, like its domestic counterpart, is a contradictory site for feminist activism. While it offers some important tools for recognising, naming, and giving credence to the realities of women's lives in times of conflict, international criminal law is also a limited and limiting arena for feminist-inspired social change. My objective in this article is to highlight some of those limitations, not to counsel against continuing feminist activism, but to start a conversation about some of the costs, risks and implications for feminist strategy in continuing to work within the structures of international criminal law.
Keywords: international law, international criminal law, criminal law, feminist theory, feminist activism, rape, sexual violence
JEL Classification: K14, K33
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