Feminist engagement with law in the new millennium

Samuels, H. 2014. Feminist engagement with law in the new millennium. PhD thesis University of Westminster Westminster Law School

TitleFeminist engagement with law in the new millennium
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsSamuels, H.
Abstract

The works presented for the PhD by publication are all connected by a

commitment to using law and human rights for feminist ends. They are

located within the feminist discourse on the utility of law and human rights,

and stress the inherent connection between feminist theory and activism.

They counsel against a turning away from law, as suggested by some

feminists, and instead set about explaining how existing legal structures and

concepts can be made more responsive to women’s lived realities.

The thesis demonstrates that law is an important site of power and public

discourse where feminism in all its forms needs to have a presence. Several

of the publications address feminist challenges to human rights, but advocate

feminist participation in the political and legal processes that provide for the development, adoption and enforcement of universal norms. Using examples

from the past and present the published works show that feminism is a force

that has the capacity to interrupt and to intervene in law and human rights

mechanisms. It has the potential to create, adapt and subvert legal principles

through dialogic and feminist legal methods.

Year2014
FileHarriet_SAMUELS_PhD_by_publication_2014_Commentary.pdf
Publication dates
Completed2014

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Education Act 1944
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The international convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women: a comparison of its implementation and the role of non-governmental organisations in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong
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