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Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht

International Human Rights Law and Structural Discrimination

The Example of Violence against Women

Authors: Henn, Elisabeth Veronika

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  • Analyses if and how existing human rights frameworks respond to structural discrimination against women
  • Links legal doctrine with social scientific theories and tools (life-course perspective) 
  • Illustrades the interconnection between gender stereotypes and hierarchies, discrimination in all spheres of life and violence against women
  • Provides starting point for further research on human rights and structural discrimination against other social groups
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International courts and other actors are increasingly taking into account pre-existing social structures and inequalities when addressing and redressing human rights violations, in particular discrimination against specific groups. To date, however, academic legal research has paid little attention to this gentle turn in international human rights law and practice to address structural discrimination. In order to address this gap, this study analyses whether and to what extent international and regional human rights frameworks foresee positive obligations for State parties to address structural discrimination, and, more precisely, gender hierarchies and stereotypes as root causes of gender-based violence.

In order to answer this question, the book analyses whether or not international human rights law requires pursuing a root-cause-sensitive and transformative approach to  structural discrimination against women in general and to the prevention, protection and reparation of violence against women in particular; to what extent international courts and (quasi)judicial bodies address State responsibility for the systemic occurrence of violence against women and its underlying root causes; whether or not international courts and monitoring bodies have suitable tools for addressing structural discrimination within the society of a contracting party; and the limits to a transformative approach.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Human Rights Law and Structural Discrimination
Book Subtitle
The Example of Violence against Women
Authors
Series Title
Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht
Series Volume
280
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., to be exercised by Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-58677-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-58677-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-58676-1
Series ISSN
0172-4770
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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