Publisher description for Constituting women : the gender of constitutional jurisprudence / edited by Beverly Baines, Ruth Rubio-Martin.


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Counter Describing the constitutional rights of women in twelve countries, the contributors to this collection draw on a wide range of legal cases covering issues such as abortion, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, sexual abuse, pornography, family relationships, access to health and social assistance benefits, and electoral rights, among others. Their analysis reveals how essentially male judges decide cases that are mainly about women's equality claims. The volume's comparative perspective provides readers with the basis for independent pursuits of constitutional equality for women.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women's rights, Constitutional law