Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 August 2000

432 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719037399

Bookseller Code (06)


The boundaries of international law

A feminist analysis

Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

Published by Manchester University Press

Melland Schill Studies in International Law MUP

  • Aims to encourage a rethinking of the discipline of international law so that it can offer a more useful framework for international and national justice
  • Its central argument is that the absence of women in the development of international law has produced a narrow and inadequate jurisprudence that has legitimated the unequal position of women world-wide rather than confronted it
  • Provides a feminist perspective on the structure, processes and substance of international law dealing with its sources, treaty law, the concept of statehood and the right of self-determination, the role of international institutions and the law of human rights
  • They finally consider whether inclusion of women in the jurisdiction of international war crimes tribunals represents a significant shift in the boundaries of international law

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