gender and the judiciary in africa from obscurity to parity

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Gender And The Judiciary In Africa

Author : Gretchen Bauer
ISBN : 9781317516484
Genre : Political Science
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Between 2000 and 2015, women ascended to the top of judiciaries across Africa, most notably as chief justices of supreme courts in common law countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Zambia, but also as presidents of constitutional courts in civil law countries such as Benin, Burundi, Gabon, Niger and Senegal. Most of these appointments was a "first" in terms of the gender of the chief justice. At the same time, women are being appointed in record numbers as magistrates, judges and justices across the continent. While women’s increasing numbers and roles in African executives and legislatures have been addressed in a burgeoning scholarly literature, very little work has focused on women in judiciaries. This book addresses the important issue of the increasing numbers and varied roles of women judges and justices, as judiciaries evolve across the continent. Scholars of law, gender politics and African politics provide overviews of recent developments in gender and the judiciary in nine African countries that represent north, east, southern and west Africa as well as a range of colonial experiences, postcolonial trajectories and legal systems, including mixes of common, civil, customary, or sharia law. In the process, each chapter seeks to address the following questions: What has been the historical experience of the judicial system in a given country, from before colonialism until the present? What is the current court structure and where are the women judges, justices, magistrates and other women located? What are the selection or appointment processes for joining the bench and in what ways may these help or hinder women to gain access to the courts as judges and justices? Once they become judges, do women on the bench promote the rights of women through their judicial powers? What are the challenges and obstacles facing women judges and justices in Africa? Timely and relevant in this era in which governmental accountability and transparency are essential to the consolidation of democracy in Africa and when women are accessing significant leadership positions across the continent, this book considers the substantive and symbolic representation of women’s interests by women judges and the wider implications of their presence for changing institutional norms and advancing the rule of law and human rights.

International Courts And The African Woman Judge

Author : Josephine Jarpa Dawuni
ISBN : 9781315444420
Genre : Social Science
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A sequel to Bauer and Dawuni's pioneering study on gender and the judiciary in Africa (Routledge, 2016), International Courts and the African Woman Judge examines questions on gender diversity, representative benches, and international courts by focusing on women judges from the continent of Africa. Drawing from postcolonial feminism, feminist institutionalism, feminist legal theory, and legal narratives, this book provides fresh and detailed narratives of seven women judges that challenge existing discourse on gender diversity in international courts. It answers important questions about how the politics of judicial appointments, gender, geographic location, class, and professional capital combine to shape the lives of women judges who sit on international courts and argues the need to disaggregate gender diversity with a view to understanding intra-group differences. International Courts and the African Woman Judge will be of interest to a variety of audiences including governments, policy makers, civil society organizations, students of gender studies, and feminist activists interested in all questions of gender and judging.

Women Judges In Contemporary China

Author : Anqi Shen
ISBN : 9783319578408
Genre : Social Science
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This study provides an up-to-date empirical account of Chinese female judges within the context of the Chinese legal system and wider society, revealing a deeper understanding of women in contemporary China. Shen explores the gendered nature of judging in post-Mao China by examining: who female judges are, what they do, and their position in relation to their profession. She goes on to argue for true representation of women in the judiciary, including their contributions in judging, and the importance of judicial diversity. The book examines the place held by female judges at home and women's place in society as a whole, and investigates gender equality, women's agencies, emancipation, and empowerment in the contemporary China. Based on data resulting from original research, this book provides a much-needed contribution to contemporary women's studies. Addressing a broad range of issues surrounding gender and justice in the Chinese judicial system, this engaging study will be of special interest to scholars and activists involved with judicial diversity, gender politics, and gender equality.

The Oxford Handbook Of Nigerian Politics

Author : A. Carl LeVan
ISBN : 9780198804307
Genre : Political Science
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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria's very rich history and ever changing politics to its readers. It provides a deep understanding of Nigeria's socio-political evolution and experience by covering broad range of political issues and historical eras. The volume encompasses 44 chapters organized thematically into essays covering history, political institutions, civil society, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. By identifying many of the classic debates in Nigerian politics, the chapters serve as an authoritative introduction to Africa's most populous country. The chapters are interdisciplinary, introducing readers to classic debates and key research on Nigeria, as well as new methodologies, new data, and a compelling corpus of research questions for the next generation of researchers and readers interested in Africa.

African Women Judges In International Courts

Author : Josephine Dawuni
ISBN : 1138215147
Genre : International courts
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The African Union designated 2016 as the "African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women." Yet, we know little about the formidable African women who are transforming the face of regional and international justice. As we begin to understand the remarkable trend of women rising to the top judicial positions in Africa, now, more than ever before, the time has come to interrogate more closely the ascent of African women as judges in international courts. What have been their pathways to international courts? What do they do once they get there? What lessons can be drawn from their presence, roles and contributions? Focusing on three permanent courts--the African Court on Human and People's Rights (AfCHPR), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and sitting at the juncture of feminist institutional theory and postcolonial feminist theory, the contributors to this book demonstrates how institutional arrangements can help explain women's ascent to international courts. They posit that the presence of African women judges contributes to judicial diversity--nay a gendered and racial diversity which contributes to the legitimacy of international courts as arenas for equal opportunity and equal justice. The contributions of African women on international courts goes beyond mere diversity. In documenting the lives, achievements, contributions, challenges and successes of African women judges, this book is the go-to resource for understanding and evaluating the contributions of African women judges in international courts.

Sexus Und Herrschaft

Author : Kate Millett
ISBN : 9783462411201
Genre : Social Science
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»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Die H Lfte Des Himmels

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 3406606385
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Author : Robert Harris
ISBN : 9783641070557
Genre : Fiction
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Der beklemmend aktuelle Thriller von Bestsellergarant Robert Harris Für die Öffentlichkeit ist er ein Unbekannter, aber in den geheimen inneren Zirkeln der Superreichen ist Alex Hoffmann eine lebende Legende – ein visionärer Wissenschaftler, der eine Software entwickelt hat, die an den Börsen der Welt Milliardengewinne erzielt. Nun hat es jemand auf ihn abgesehen, und es beginnt für ihn eine albtraumhafte Zeit aus Angst und Schrecken. Kann er die Geister, die er rief, wieder loswerden? Oder stürzt er unaufhaltbar in den Abgrund – und mit ihm die Finanzmärkte der Welt?

Reichtum Und Armut

Author : George F. Gilder
ISBN : IND:30000026303390
Genre : Business & Economics
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Wir Austins

Author : Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN : OCLC:73818028
Genre : Death
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When Maggy Hamilton's father is killed in an airplane crash, she comes to live with the Austins and has to learn to become part of a close-knit family.

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