European Citizenship in the Context of Gender Equality Legislation in Eastern European Countries: The Case of Croatia
Suffrage, Gender and Citizenship: International Perspectives on Parliamentary Reforms, p. 449, Irma Sulkunen, Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi and Pirjo Markkola, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
484 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Date Written: 2009
The recognition of European citizenship by the Maastricht Treaty introduced a novel legal institution into the European construction, hitherto unknown in international law. However, in its current form, it offers a very limited list of rights. Nevertheless the possible development of the concept of European citizenship, founded on the recognition of the fundamental right of equality between the sexes and general parity, has the potential to act as a powerful tool for democratic change, to benefit women and European society in general. The paper provides an opportunity to discuss the issue of citizenship, gender justice and the problematic nature of the concept of European citizenship in the context of legal norms protecting sex equality. The implications of European citizenship in the context of sex equality legislation in the Eastern European legal framework will be explained in the case of Croatia.
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