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Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements, and Actions

Edited by: Jeremy I. Levitt

ISBN13: 9781107021303
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781108432979

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From Compton to Cairo, Bahia to Brixton, black women have been disproportionally affected by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, discrimination and violence.

Despite being one of the largest and geographically dispersed groups in the world, they are rarely referenced or considered as a subject of analysis in international law literature. Thus, it is vital that scholars refashion global discourse by re-conceptualizing international law and relations from their unique experiences and perspectives.

This collection covers a broad range of topics and issues that examine the complex interactions - as subjects and objects - between black women and international law. The book critically explores the manifold relationship between them with a view toward highlighting the historic and contemporary ways in which they have influenced and been influenced by transnational law, doctrine, norms, jurisprudence, public policy, public discourse and global governance. It purports to unearth old law and fashion new paradigms born out of the experiences of black women.

Public International Law
1. Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald: a biographical note Jeremy I. Levitt
2. Passing reflections on my journey for justice Gabrielle Kirk McDonald

Part I. Leadership, Human Rights and Peace-Building:
3. Writing black women into political leadership: reflection, trends and contradictions Carole Boyce-Davies
4. The international human rights of black women: justice or just us? Adrien Wing
4. Gender parity in the AU women's protocol Fatou Kine Camara
5. Law, peace construction and women's rights in Africa: who will safeguard Abeena and Afia? Jeremy I. Levitt
6. Black women and peacebuilding in international law Anna Spain

Part II. Black Women's Movements:
7. African American women on the world stage: the fourth world conference on women - Beijing Linda Greene
8. Black women and reparations movements Adjoa Aiyetoro
9. The work of African women to confront the challenge of climate change Erika George

Part III. Feminine Sovereignty:
10. Black women and reproductive health: a normative inquiry Judith Scully
11. The nature of black female 'things'
the nature of choice: a meditation on Saartjie Baartman and Truganini Karen Bravo
12. The transactional costs of transnational sex workers: old regimes, new norms Eleanor Brown.