Women and Human Rights

The course literature may be subject to revision.


Celorio, Rosa, 2022. Women and international human rights in modern times: a contemporary casebook. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. (347 s.)

Clark, C., Matthew, D., & Burns, V. (2018). Power, privilege and justice: intersectionality as human rights?. The International Journal of Human Rights22(1), 108-126.

Crenshaw, K. ,1991. “Mapping the margins: intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color.” Stanford Law Review 43, 1241-1299. (58 s) Tillgänglig fritt online:

Duffy, S. (2021). Contested Subjects of Human Rights: Trans‐and Gender‐Variant Subjects of International Human Rights Law. The Modern Law Review84(5), 1041-1065.

Holtmaat, R. (2013). The CEDAW: a holistic approach to women’s equality and freedom. in Women’s human rights: CEDAW in international, regional and national law av Hellum,  Anna & Sinding, Henriette (red.) 95-123

Möser, C. (2022). The scandal of women’s emancipation. femonationalism, right-wing sexual politics, and anti-feminism. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society29(4), 1544-1565.

Nussbaum, Martha C. 2016. Progress and Women’s Human Rights  Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 38, Number 3, pp. 589-622 (circa 30p)

Nussbaum, Martha C. 2018. Women’s Human Rights: From Progress to Transformation, An Intersectional Response to Martha Nussbaum  Shreya Atrey, Human Rights Quarterly 40 pp. 859–904

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Literature last revised on October 30, 2023.

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Last revised on December 7, 2020.