Customary Law, Constitutional Law and Women's Equality


Customary Law, Constitutional Law and Women's Equality



Professor Williams' contribution to this volume is chapter 4, "Customary Law, Constitutional Law and Women's Equality."


9781107138575 (hb.), 9781316547625 (ebook)

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New York, NY


Cambridge University Press


Sex discrimination against women-Law and legislation, Women-Legal status laws etc., Women's rights, Sex discrimination-Law and legislation, Constitutional law


Civil Rights and Discrimination | International Law | Law | Law and Gender | Public Law and Legal Theory


Rubenstein, Kim and Kaatharine G. Young, eds.. Public Law of Gender: From the Local to the Global. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

With the worldwide sweep of gender-neutral, gender-equal or gender-sensitive public laws in international treaties, national constitutions and statutes, it is timely to document the raft of legal reform and to critically analyse its effectiveness. In demarcating the academic study of the public law of gender, this book brings together leading lawyers, political scientists, historians and philosophers to examine law's structuring of politics, governing and gender in a new global frame. Of interest to constitutional and statutory designers, advocates, adjudicators and scholars, the contributions explore how concepts such as equality, accountability, representation, participation and rights, depend on, challenge or enlist gendered roles and/or categories. These enquiries suggest that the new public law of gender must confront the lapses in enforcement, sincerity and coverage that are common in both national and international law and governance, and critically and pluralistically recast the public/private distinction in family, community, religion, customary and market domains.

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Part of the Connecting International Law with Public Law series.

Customary Law, Constitutional Law and Women's Equality