Impact of the Feminist Judgment Writing Projects: The Case of the Women's Court of Canada

30 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2019

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Jennifer Koshan

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 15, 2018

Abstract

The first feminist judgment writing project, the Women's Court of Canada (WCC), published its initial set of judgments ten years ago in 2008. Although the WCC has led to feminist judgment projects in several other jurisdictions, research shows that the WCC judgments have not been cited very extensively by other academics, let alone by courts, tribunals or lawyers. This article explores whether this lack of citations is cause for concern, raises some possible explanations, and discusses strategies for giving feminist judgment projects broader and deeper impact.

Keywords: Feminist Judgment Projects, Women’s Court of Canada, equality rights, Proyecto de sentencias feministas, Tribunal de Mujeres de Canadá (WCC), derechos de igualdad

Suggested Citation

Koshan, Jennifer, Impact of the Feminist Judgment Writing Projects: The Case of the Women's Court of Canada (November 15, 2018). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 8, No. 9, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3285082

Jennifer Koshan (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law ( email )

Murray Fraser Hall
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

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