Women and International Law

This event, which builds upon the Talk held by Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri on the same subject in April 2021, will bring together contributors to the upcoming handbook Women and International Law co-edited by Prof. Ruiz Fabri, Prof. Grossman (University of Baltimore), Professor Ramji-Nogales (Temple University), and Prof. Dawuni (Howard University). This event will examine the role of women in international law and the wide ranging impacts of international law on women and vice versa. International law affects women in myriad ways, including efforts to combat discrimination against women and to promote them as actors in the field. Building upon Hillary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin, and Shelley Wright’s ground-breaking ‘Feminist Approaches to International Law’ (published in the American Journal of International Law in 1991) it will examine and promote a diversity of critical feminist approaches to the topic.