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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, 2009. ©2006
Series: Chicago series in law and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Merry, Sally Engle, 1944-
Human rights and gender violence.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005011951
(OCoLC)59881669
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Engle Merry
ISBN: 9780226520759 0226520757 9781282537514 1282537512
OCLC Number: 1018039443
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 269 pages)
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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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 diplomatic negotiations as well as the workings of grassroots feminist organizations in several countries, Sally Engle Merry offers an insider's perspective on how human rights law holds aut.

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