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Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Moyo, Khanyisela and Lahai, John, eds. (2017) Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice. 272 pp. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-54202-7 [Book (edited)]

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URL: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319542010

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54202-7


This volume counters one-sided dominant discursive representations of gender in human rights and transitional justice, and women’s place in the transformations of neoliberal human rights, and contributes a more balanced examination of how transitional justice and human rights institutions, and political institutions impact the lives and experiences of women. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors to this volume theorize and historicize the place of women’s rights (and gender), situating it within contemporary country-specific political, legal, socio-cultural and global contexts. Chapters examine the progress and challenges facing women (and women’s groups) in transitioning countries: from Peru to Argentina, from Kenya to Sierra Leone, and from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, in a variety of contexts, attending especially to the relationships between local and global forces.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Keywords:Gender, human rights, transitional justice, feminism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:38400
Deposited By: Dr Khanyisela Moyo
Deposited On:08 Aug 2017 09:36
Last Modified:08 Aug 2017 09:36

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