Gender and the Rule of Law in Transitional Societies

Hamilton, Michael and Ní Aoláin, Fionnuala (2009) Gender and the Rule of Law in Transitional Societies. Minnesota Journal of International Law, 18. pp. 380-402.

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This article examines a unique relationship - specifically, the connection between the rule of law, post-conflict/post-repression societies, and gender. We assert that some of the most gendered and problematic dimensions of rule of law discourse and practice can arise with intensity in post-conflict or post-repressive societies. In particular, we explore a fundamental contradiction. Transitional societies bring powerful and transformative moments to global attention. The rule-of-law movement gains cache from being a defining and motivating cog in that transitional process. Yet such transformation can be selective, both in its spheres of influence and in its masculinity. While transformation may occur, the pivotal question we raise is for whom?

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > International Law
Depositing User: Michael Hamilton
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 11:04
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:52

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