The Resource Who is the "woman" in human rights law : narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence, Liiri Oja

Who is the "woman" in human rights law : narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence, Liiri Oja

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Who is the "woman" in human rights law : narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence
Title
Who is the "woman" in human rights law
Title remainder
narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence
Statement of responsibility
Liiri Oja
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis asks who is the woman in human rights law and explores how transnational human rights law forums are contributing to women’s silencing by reinforcing harmful stereotypes. It constructs a special analytical frame - a reproductive rights-based approach - to show the emerging narratives about women, their bodies and sexuality when jurisprudence concerning abortion, birth, reproductive violence and assisted reproduction is connected and read together. By using feminist approaches to law and understanding human rights through power relationships to analyse a total of 35 cases (between 2003-2017) from the European Court of Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the United Nations CEDAW Committee and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the thesis shows how despite good examples of anti-stereotyping done by courts or committees, by an large, women are still given fixed roles that are all primarily connected to the idea of women as mothers and women’s bodies as reproductive bodies. Thus, the human rights law forums are still not putting women’s lived experiences at the centre of their analysis and are not doing an effective listening work. Instead, there is still a resistance - especially in the European Court of Human Rights – against taking women’s lived realities, life plans and what they say about violence, suffering, disadvantages seriously
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FIE
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Oja, Liiri
Date time place
Defence date: 14 September 2018
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (LAW, 2018)
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Reproductive rights
  • Human rights
  • Human body
Label
Who is the "woman" in human rights law : narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence, Liiri Oja
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/58764
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin Scheinin, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Gábor Halmai, European University Institute; Dr Camilla Pickles, Oxford University; Professor Alicia Ely Yamin, JD MPH, Georgetown University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088460853
Label
Who is the "woman" in human rights law : narratives of women’s bodies and sexuality in reproduction jurisprudence, Liiri Oja
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/58764
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin Scheinin, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Gábor Halmai, European University Institute; Dr Camilla Pickles, Oxford University; Professor Alicia Ely Yamin, JD MPH, Georgetown University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088460853

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