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The Resource Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights : challenging the masculinisation of torture, Ronli Sifris

Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights : challenging the masculinisation of torture, Ronli Sifris

Label
Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights : challenging the masculinisation of torture
Title
Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights
Title remainder
challenging the masculinisation of torture
Statement of responsibility
Ronli Sifris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book contributes to a feminist understanding of international human rights by examining restrictions on reproductive freedom through the lens of the right to be free from torture. Ronli Sifris challenges the view that torture only takes place within the traditional paradigm of interrogation, punishment or intimidation of a detainee, arguing that this traditional construction of the concept of torture prioritises the experiences of men over the experiences of women given that the pain and suffering from which women disproportionately suffer frequently occurs outside of this context.The book considers the gendered nature of international law and the gender dimensions of the right to be free from torture. It examines the extension of the prohibition of torture to encompass situations beyond the traditional detainee context in recent years to encompass situations such as rape and female genital mutilation. It then goes on to explore in detail whether denying access to abortion and involuntary sterilization constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under international law. The book looks at whether limitations on reproductive freedom meet the determining criteria of torture which are: severe pain or suffering; being intentionally inflicted; being based on discrimination; linked in some way to a State official; whether they constitute lawful sanctions; and the importance of the concept of powerlessness. In doing so the book also highlights how this right may be applicable to other gender-based abuses including female genital mutilation and how this right may be universally applied to allow women worldwide the right to reproductive freedom. "--
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Sifris, Ronli Noa
Dewey number
342.084
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Series statement
Routledge research in human rights law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reproductive rights
  • Women (International law)
  • Torture (International law)
Label
Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights : challenging the masculinisation of torture, Ronli Sifris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Monash Univeristy, 2011, under title: Conceptualising restrictions on abortion and involuntary sterilisation procedures as torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 312 pages
Isbn
9780415659635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)802325825
Label
Reproductive freedom, torture and international human rights : challenging the masculinisation of torture, Ronli Sifris
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Monash Univeristy, 2011, under title: Conceptualising restrictions on abortion and involuntary sterilisation procedures as torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 312 pages
Isbn
9780415659635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)802325825

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