Women's rights as transnational discourse? Interrogating the female subject in the rulings of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights

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Date & time

Friday 10 April 2015


Room 3.19, Level 3 Coombs Extension, Building # 8.
ANU Canberra


Mariana Assis


Emma Larking
+61 2 6125 1513

By examining some of the rulings of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, CIGJ Visiting PhD Scholar Mariana Assis, interrogates how the claims concerning women enter the discursive arena of human rights violations, what harms are invoked as particular to women and how they are framed.

She argues that the narrative emerging from within this institution does not go beyond the victimization discourse that has characterized the representation of Third World women in Western feminist literature (Mohanty 2003) and within the field of international criminal law (Mibenge 2013).

Mariana is a PhD candidate at the New School for Social Research, New York. More information on Mariana and her work is available on her RegNet profile.

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