Representing the first book-length treatment of the application of feminist theories of international law, Charlesworth and Chinkin argue that the absence of women in the development of international law has produced a narrow and inadequate jurisprudence that has legitimated the unequal position of women worldwide rather than confronted it.
The boundaries of international law provides a feminist perspective on the structure, processes and substance of international law. The authors examine its sources, treaty law, the concept of statehood and the right of self-determination, the role of international institutions and the law of human rights. Concluding with a consideration of whether the inclusion of women in the jurisdiction of international war crimes tribunals represents a significant shift in the boundaries of international law, The boundaries of international law is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 606 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
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