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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Feminist Approaches to International Adjudication

Nienke Grossman

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Access to justice — Gender — Women, rights — Rape and sexual violence

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Feminist approaches to international adjudication, like feminist approaches to international law, are rooted in feminist theories and methods. (Feminism, Approach to International Law). Feminist legal theories seek to understand the impact of existing structures, norms, and institutions on women in order to eliminate their disparate status in society and achieve equality. While there are many strands of feminism, those of particular prominence in Western jurisprudence include liberal, radical, cultural, and post-modern feminisms. While liberal feminism is...
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