Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative by Susan H. Williams

By Susan H. Williams

Constituting Equality addresses the query, how may you write a structure should you fairly cared approximately gender equality? The publication takes a design-oriented method of the huge diversity of concerns that come up in constitutional drafting relating gender equality. every one part of the booklet examines a specific set of constitutional matters or doctrines throughout more than a few various international locations to discover what works, the place, and why. themes contain (1) governmental constitution (particularly electoral gender quotas); (2) rights provisions; (3) constitutional reputation for cultural or non secular practices that discriminate opposed to girls; (4) household incorporation of overseas legislations; and (5) the function of girls within the means of constitution-making. Interdisciplinary in orientation and worldwide in scope, the e-book presents a menu for constitutional designers and others drawn to how the basic criminal order may well extra successfully advertise gender equality.

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18 Susan H. Williams Constitutions around the world fall along a continuum of approaches to the relationship between the constitution and international law. 14 One step away from this pole of the continuum would be a system in which international law is directly enforceable, but subordinate to some or all sources of domestic law. 16 The issues raised by this area of constitutional law can be seen through a series of different lenses. First, there are the practical issues: what are the real world consequences of requiring or allowing the use of international legal norms in the interpretation of domestic constitutions?

It describes the two constitutional documents that have been created and the very limited role of women within the constitutional processes that gave rise to them. It outlines the constitutional provisions of relevance to women, including both the equality guarantees and the provisions relating to the role of Islamic law, and explores their relevance to certain issues of great concern to women, such as domestic violence. The chapter concludes with reflections on the possible future paths of this constitutional process under a series of different scenarios.

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