Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles
Sexual and reproductive rights are lightening-rods of controversy in most societies. Political polarization has been particularly pronounced with regard to abortion rights and rights of sexual minorities (LGBTIQ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer – persons), but is also evident in issues such as the regulation of contraception, sterilization and adultery, divorce, sexual education and stem cell research.
What is particularly pertinent is the growing judicialization of sexual and reproductive rights around the world. At the domestic and international level, courts have emerged as central arenas in these political-moral battles; and not only to further rights but also to limit them. The proposed project aims to understand the nature, causes and, particularly, the consequences of such lawfare, which we define as diverse and intentional strategies adopted by civil society actors that seek to engage legal institutions in order to further or halt policy reform and social change.
In doing so, we seek to understand how the effects of lawfare are linked to its nature and causes, within broader institutional, political dynamics, social and cultural contexts. Thereby we aim to advance – conceptually, methodologically and empirically – the broader field of socio-legal studies concerned with law and social transformation.
Rainbow revolution in Latin America: The battle for recognition
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Health effects of criminalization of abortion
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Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America
Camila Gianella-Malca, Siri Gloppen
Sexual and reproductive rights - a global legal battlefield
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Rachel Sieder, Alicia Yamin
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Review of Development Economics
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Sofie Arjon Schütte, Matthew C. Stephenson
The Armed Forces and the Economy in Latin America: Contemporary Trends and Implications for Civil-Military Relations.
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Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015 (in Arabic)
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Enforcement of water rights
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Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance: Making It Stick
Malcolm Langford, Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, Julieta Rossi
Women’s Rights and the Women’s Movement in Sudan (1952-2014): Focus and Strategies for Adopting Legal Feminist Action
Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen
Women's activism in Africa
Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan
Liv Tønnessen, Samia El-Nagar, Sharifa Gafar Bamkar