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The Women's Protocol To The African Charter And Sexual Violence In The Context Of Armed Conflict Or Other Mass Atrocity, Susana SáCouto, Katherine Cleary 2016 Selected Works

The Women's Protocol To The African Charter And Sexual Violence In The Context Of Armed Conflict Or Other Mass Atrocity, Susana Sácouto, Katherine Cleary

Susana L. SáCouto

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming Demographics: Women, Poverty, And The Common Interest In Particular Struggles, Ezra Rosser 2016 American University Washington College of Law

Reclaiming Demographics: Women, Poverty, And The Common Interest In Particular Struggles, Ezra Rosser

Ezra Rosser

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming Demographics: Women, Poverty, And The Common Interest In Particular Struggles, Ezra Rosser 2016 American University Washington College of Law

Reclaiming Demographics: Women, Poverty, And The Common Interest In Particular Struggles, Ezra Rosser

Ezra Rosser

No abstract provided.


Helping Give Back The Night: A Male Perspective, David Jaffe 2016 Selected Works

Helping Give Back The Night: A Male Perspective, David Jaffe

David Jaffe

No abstract provided.


Reforming, Reclaiming Or Reframing Womanhood: Reflections On Advocacy For Women In Custody, Brenda V. Smith 2016 American University Washington College of Law

Reforming, Reclaiming Or Reframing Womanhood: Reflections On Advocacy For Women In Custody, Brenda V. Smith

Brenda Smith

I was asked to present one of the keynote addresses for this important symposium, Behind Bars: The Impact of Incarceration on Women and Their Families, sponsored by the Women's Rights Law Reporter at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark. I am happy to write the introductory essay for this meaningful publication which arose from that symposium. This is a particularly hospitable and appropriate environment for this publication given Rutgers University's important place in feminist scholarship and discourse - both in its graduate and undergraduate programs and in its publication arm - Rutgers University Press. Historically,the Women's Rights ...


Two Decades Of Intermediate Scrutiny: Evaluating Equal Protection For Women Centennial Pannel, Elizabeth M. Schneider, Deborah Brake, Donna Lenhoff, Sharon Elizabeth Rush, Ann Shalleck 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Two Decades Of Intermediate Scrutiny: Evaluating Equal Protection For Women Centennial Pannel, Elizabeth M. Schneider, Deborah Brake, Donna Lenhoff, Sharon Elizabeth Rush, Ann Shalleck

Ann Shalleck

No abstract provided.


Amnesty International's Empty Promises: Decriminalization, Prostituted Women, And Sex Trafficking, Darren Geist 2016 Princeton University

Amnesty International's Empty Promises: Decriminalization, Prostituted Women, And Sex Trafficking, Darren Geist

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Through a close examination of Amnesty International’s (Amnesty) own arguments and sources, this paper demonstrates that Amnesty’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution or “sex work” will harm those it claims to help. It concludes that the best available evidence indicates that decriminalization of prostitution would: increase sex trafficking, leave prostituted women or “sex workers” more vulnerable to violence, and reduce access to healthcare, protection, and services. Prostituted women primarily enter the industry at a young age, often suffering from a history of sexual and physical abuse, coming from marginalized and vulnerable communities, and driven by emotional and economic desperation ...


Private And Family Life, Gender Equality And Social Security Under The European Convention On Human Rights - Di Trizio V Switzerland, Mel Cousins 2016 Trinity College Dublin

Private And Family Life, Gender Equality And Social Security Under The European Convention On Human Rights - Di Trizio V Switzerland, Mel Cousins

Mel Cousins

This note examines the recent Di Trizio ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The case, first, involves the scope of Article 8 of the Convention as it concerns social security schemes. The Court by a narrow majority held that the claim fell within the scope of Article 8 but, it is submitted that the approach of the dissenting judges was a better reading of the Convention.  However, a panel of the Grand Chamber has rejected a State request to refer the matter to the Grand Chamber.[1] Second, the case involves a rather complicated gender equality claim concerning ...


The Gender Of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women And Health, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Fiona Miller, Lorna Weir 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

The Gender Of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women And Health, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Fiona Miller, Lorna Weir

Roxanne Mykitiuk

No abstract provided.


It's About Money: The Fundamental Contradiction Of "Hobby Lobby", Nomi M. Stolzenberg 2016 USC Law School

It's About Money: The Fundamental Contradiction Of "Hobby Lobby", Nomi M. Stolzenberg

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This Article contends that arguments for and against Hobby Lobby both fail to comprehend the special nature of money. As a consequence, opponents of Hobby Lobby wrongly deny the existence of a substantial burden, while Hobby Lobby's supporters fail to see that the understanding of financial transactions that underlies their conception of complicity refutes their libertarian views. Financial complicity, as construed by Hobby Lobby's proponents, should be recognized as a burden on religious exercise. But for the same reason that the financial obligations imposed by the "contraceptive mandate" constitute a burden, they also correlate to countervailing state interests ...


Result Inequality In Family Law, Margaret Brinig 2016 Notre Dame Law School

Result Inequality In Family Law, Margaret Brinig

Margaret F Brinig

To the extent that family law is governed by statute, all families are treated as though they are the same. This is of course consistent with the equal protection guarantees of the US Constitution as well as those of the states. However, in our pluralistic society, all families are not alike. At birth, some children are born to wealthy, married parents who will always put the children’s interests first and will never engage in domestic violence. Many laws benefit these children, while, according to some academics, they either further disadvantage other children or at best ignore their needs.

This ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Brittani Mulholland's Post: Women In Robes: Bigger And Better Than Ever: October 12, 2016, Brittani Mulholland 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Brittani Mulholland's Post: Women In Robes: Bigger And Better Than Ever: October 12, 2016, Brittani Mulholland

Law School Blogs

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Criminal Backgrounds Of Sextraffickers - Abstract, Alexis Piccirillo, Amelia Davis, Emily Markey, Donna M. Hughes Dr. 2016 Independent

Criminal Backgrounds Of Sextraffickers - Abstract, Alexis Piccirillo, Amelia Davis, Emily Markey, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

Less is known about perpetrators of sex trafficking compared to the victims. The aim of
this study is to learn more about sex traffickers by analyzing the criminal backgrounds of
offenders arrested for sex trafficking crimes. Between 2009 and 2015, there were 22
cases of sex trafficking involving 38 traffickers in Rhode Island. Criminal background
records are publicly available in Rhode Island, so the records for each sex trafficker were
retrieved from the Rhode Island Judiciary Criminal Information online database. In
addition, information on previous convictions was extracted from sentencing memoranda
and other court documents available from Rhode Island Superior ...


Newsroom: Johnson Wins 2nd Term As Mbwa President 09/28/2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Johnson Wins 2nd Term As Mbwa President 09/28/2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


The Two Laws Of Sex Stereotyping, Noa Ben-Asher 2016 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

The Two Laws Of Sex Stereotyping, Noa Ben-Asher

Boston College Law Review

This Article offers two main contributions to the study of sex stereotyping. First, it identifies an organizing principle that explains why some forms of sex stereotyping are today legally prohibited while others are not. Second, it argues for a shift in the current rights framework—from equal opportunity to individual liberty—that could assist courts and other legal actors to appreciate the harms of currently permissible forms of sex stereotyping. Commentators and courts have long observed that the law of sex stereotyping has many inconsistencies. For instance, it is lawful today for the state to require that unwed biological fathers ...


Underenforcement As Unequal Protection, Deborah Tuerkheimer 2016 Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Underenforcement As Unequal Protection, Deborah Tuerkheimer

Boston College Law Review

Rape law is largely underenforced. Yet criticism of policing practices has myopically focused on enforcement excesses, thus overlooking the problem of the state withholding protective resources. This neglect is particularly troubling where sexual violence is at issue. Empirical evidence demonstrates the operation of pervasive biases in police officers’ decisions not to pursue an investigation. Over time, law enforcement officers have discriminated against rape victims with immunity. Recently, however, this has changed. This Article is the first to describe a new effort by the United States Department of Justice to hold law enforcement officers accountable for failing to protect victims of ...


מיניות מגדר ומשפט חלק ב: לקראת המשגה חדשה של מיניות נשית במשפט הישראלי Sexuality, Gender And Law - Part Ii: Toward A Reconceptualization Of Female Sexuality In Israeli Law, Shulamit Almog, Karin Carmit Yefet 2016 University of Haifa

מיניות מגדר ומשפט חלק ב: לקראת המשגה חדשה של מיניות נשית במשפט הישראלי Sexuality, Gender And Law - Part Ii: Toward A Reconceptualization Of Female Sexuality In Israeli Law, Shulamit Almog, Karin Carmit Yefet

Shulamit Almog

Hebrew Abstract: המאמר מציע המשגה עכשווית של המיניות במשפט. חלקו הראשון חשף כיצד המשפט תורם להפיכת כלכלת המין לקלקלת מין ומהווה גורם המעכב את תפיסת המיניות הנשית כמקור לעונג, כוח והעצמה. חלק זה מזהה "מכלול אסטרטגי" נוסף הפועל במסגרת מערך המיניות, מעבר לאלה שזיהה פוקו, וטוען כי "קלקלת המין" פועלת בתיווכו של מכלול אסטרטגי זה, אותו אנו מכנות "סקאלת ההשפלה". סקאלת ההשפלה היא כלי מודרני למשטור מיניות נשית המושתת על הצמדת מחיר חברתי של בושה לכל פעילות מינית נשית הנחזית כחורגת מגבולות מגדריים מוגדרים. המחקר מזהה כיצד גם במאה ה-21, שבה נורמות של מוסרנות מינית הן לכאורה נחלת העבר, עדיין ...


Indigenous Adoption Of Internet Voting: A Case Study Of Whitefish River First Nation, Chelsea Gabel, Nicole Goodman, Karen Bird, Brian Budd 2016 McMaster University

Indigenous Adoption Of Internet Voting: A Case Study Of Whitefish River First Nation, Chelsea Gabel, Nicole Goodman, Karen Bird, Brian Budd

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Indigenous communities and organizations are increasingly using digital technologies to build community capacity, strengthen community consultation, and improve political participation. In particular, Internet voting is a type of technology to which First Nations have been drawn. This article explores Whitefish River First Nation's (WRFN) experience introducing Internet voting in the course of ratifying a new matrimonial real property law (MRP). Specifically, we examine the implications of Internet voting for political participation and electoral administration at the community level. Although community members’ uptake of Internet voting was very modest, we find the experience of adoption had other subtle impacts on ...


Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute of Bill of Rights Law at The College of William & Mary School of Law 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The College Of William & Mary School Of Law

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Personal Laws In Creating A “Second Sex”, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Indira Jaising 2016 University of Pennsylvania

The Role Of Personal Laws In Creating A “Second Sex”, Rangita De Silva De Alwis, Indira Jaising

Faculty Scholarship

The cultural construction of gender determines the role of women and girls within the family in many societies. Gendered notions of power in the family are often shrouded in religion and custom and find their deepest expression in Personal Laws. This essay examines the international law framework as it relates to personal laws and the commonality of narratives of litigators and plaintiffs in the cases from the three different personal law systems in India.


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