Constituting Equality Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (edited by Susan H. Williams)
Constituting Equality addresses the question, how would you write a constitution if you really cared about gender equality? The book takes a design-oriented approach to the broad range of issues that arise in constitutional drafting concerning gender equality. Each section of the book examines a particular set of constitutional issues or doctrines across a range of different countries to explore what works, where, and why. Topics include: governmental structure (particularly electoral gender quotas); rights provisions; constitutional recognition of cultural or religious practices that discriminate against women; domestic incorporation of international law; and the role of women in the process of constitution making. Interdisciplinary in orientation and global in scope, the book provides a menu for constitutional designers and others interested in how the fundamental legal order might more effectively promote gender equality.
• Design-oriented - addressed to the question of how to draft or revise a constitution to promote gender equality • Interdisciplinary - includes chapters by political scientists and public activists as well as law professors • Global - includes contributors from every continent except Antarctica
Chapter 11, authored by Professor Ochoa is titled "Guatemalan Transnational Feminists: How Their Search for Constitutional Equality Interplays with International Law."
9780521898362 (hb.), 9781107403178 (pb.), 9780511590719 (ebook)
Cambridge University Press
New York, NY
Sex discrimination against women-Law and legislation, Women's rights, Constitutional law.
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Constitutional Law | Law | Law and Gender
Williams, Susan H. and Ochoa, Christiana, "Constituting Equality Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (edited by Susan H. Williams)" (2009). Books by Maurer Faculty. 53.