Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements and Actions
Edited by Jeremy I. Levitt
Chapter 1.) Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald: A Biographical Note, by Jeremy Levitt
Chapter 5.) Law, Peace Construction and Women's Rights in Africa: Who Will Safeguard Abeena and Afia? by Jeremy Levitt
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From Compton to Cairo, Bahia to Brixton, black women have been disproportionally affected by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, discrimination and violence. Despite being one of the largest and geographically dispersed groups in the world, they are rarely referenced or considered as a subject of analysis in international law literature. Thus, it is vital that scholars refashion global discourse by re-conceptualizing international law and relations from their unique experiences and perspectives. This collection covers a broad range of topics and issues that examine the complex interactions - as subjects and objects - between black women and international law. The book critically explores the manifold relationship between them with a view toward highlighting the historic and contemporary ways in which they have influenced and been influenced by transnational law, doctrine, norms, jurisprudence, public policy, public discourse and global governance. It purports to unearth old law and fashion new paradigms born out of the experiences of black women.
Book and Chapter
Cambridge University Press
Environmental Law | International Humanitarian Law | International Law | Jurisprudence | Law | Law and Gender | Law and Politics | Law and Race
Levitt, Jeremy I., "Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements and Actions" (2015). Faculty Books and Book Contributions. 10.