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Human rights and gender violence : translating international law into local justice

Author: Sally Engle Merry
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Series: Chicago series in law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human rights law and the legal protection of women from violence are still fairly new concepts. As a result, substantial discrepancies exist between what is decided in the halls of the United Nations and what women experience on a daily basis in their communities. Human Rights and Gender Violence is an ambitious study that investigates the tensions between global law and local justice. As an observer of UN  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Engle Merry
ISBN: 0226520730 9780226520735 0226520749 9780226520742
OCLC Number: 59881669
Description: ix, 269 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Culture and transnationalism --
Creating human rights --
Gender violence and the CEDAW process --
Disjunctures between global law and local justice --
Legal transplants and cultural translation : making human rights in the vernacular --
Localizing human rights and rights consciousness --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Chicago series in law and society.
Responsibility: Sally Engle Merry.
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