Introduction: Gender, sexuality and human rights

Conaghan, Joanne and Millns, Susan (2005) Introduction: Gender, sexuality and human rights. Feminist Legal Studies, 13 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 0966-3622

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Abstract

This brief article introduces a special issue of Feminist Legal Studies addressing gender, sexuality and human rights, and comprising papers drawn from an E.S.R.C.-funded workshop held at the University of Kent in June 2004 on the theme of ¿Gender-Auditing the Human Rights Act¿. The article begins by situating the themes of the special issue within the broader context of feminist engagement with rights discourse. It goes on to consider the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998 into the U.K. with a view to assessing its implications in terms of engendering a positive legal and political culture for equality-seeking initiatives. The article concludes with a survey of the contributions to the special issue, highlighting the possibilities for feminist theory and strategy posed by a wider intersectional engagement with rights issues.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Susan Millns
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:27
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 11:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20655
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