SHARE

The boundaries of international law

A feminist analysis

By Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

The boundaries of international law

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-3739-9
  • Pages: 432
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £18.99
  • Published Date: August 2000
  • BIC Category: Law / International law, LAW / International, International law, Law
  • Series: Melland Schill Studies in International Law

Description

The first book-length treatment of the application of feminist theories to international law.. Its central argument is 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 world-wide rather than confronted it.. Provides a feminist perspective on the structure, processes and substance of international law dealing with 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.. They finally consider whether inclusion of women in the jurisdiction of international war crimes tribunals represents a significant shift in the boundaries of international law.. Aims to encourage a rethinking of the discipline of international law so that it can offer a more useful framework for international and national justice.

Author

Hilary Charlesworth is Professor and Director of the Centre of International and Public Law at the Australian National University, Canberra. Christine Chinkin is Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Contents

1. Women and the international legal system
2. Feminist theories and international law
3. Modes of international law-making
4. The law of treaties
5. The idea of the state
6. International institutions
7. Human rights
8. The use of force in international law
9. Peaceful settlement of disputes
10. Redrawing the boundaries of international law

Sign up to our newsletter
and receive 20% off all future book orders