The first book-length treatment of the application of feminist theories to international law.. Its central argument is that the absence of women in the development of international law has produced a narrow and inadequate jurisprudence that has legitimated the unequal position of women world-wide rather than confronted it.. Provides a feminist perspective on the structure, processes and substance of international law dealing with its sources, treaty law, the concept of statehood and the right of self-determination, the role of international institutions and the law of human rights.. They finally consider whether inclusion of women in the jurisdiction of international war crimes tribunals represents a significant shift in the boundaries of international law.. Aims to encourage a rethinking of the discipline of international law so that it can offer a more useful framework for international and national justice.
About the Author
Hilary Charlesworth is Professor and Director of the Centre of International and Public Law at the Australian National University, Canberra Christine Chinkin is Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science