Peter A Allard School of Law

Recording: ‘Righting’ and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects

Recording: ‘Righting’ and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects

Recording: ‘Righting’ and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects

Feb 23, 2021

Beginning with the Women’s Court of Canada in the early 2000s, a number of jurisdictionally-specific feminist judgment projects (FJPs) have grown up around the world. These creative, collaborative initiatives involve feminist scholars and lawyers reimagining and rewriting judicial decisions through a feminist lens, and accounting for intersecting inequalities based on disability, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity and national identity. On this panel, scholars from a range of jurisdictions reflected on the possibilities and challenges of FJPs. 

This panel, held on February 22, 2021, was part of LAW 307D Women, Law & Social Change and was also open to the public. 

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Speakers 

CFLS_Ambreena Manji

Ambreena Manji
Professor of Land Law and Development, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
(African Feminist Judgments Project)

 

CFLS_Emmah Senge Wabuke

Emmah Senge Wabuke
Doctoral Candidate, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Cambridge; Gates Cambridge Scholar
(African Feminist Judgments Project)

CFLS_Martha Gayoye

Martha Gayoye
Teaching Fellow & Early Career Fellow, University of Warwick, School of Law
(African Feminist Judgments Project)

 

CFLS_Khylee Quince

​​​​​​Khylee Quince
Associate Professor and Head of School for Māori and Pacific Advancement, Auckland University of Technology School of Law
(Aotearoa/New Zealand Feminist Judgments Project)

CFLS_Denise Reaume

Denise Réaume
Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
(Women's Court of Canada) 

 

 

CFLS_Jhuma Sen

Jhuma Sen
Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School; Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University
(Indian Feminist Judgements Project) 

CFLS_Sharon Cowan

Sharon Cowan
Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies (she/her), University of Edinburgh School of Law
(Scottish Feminist Judgments Project) 

 


With comments by Sonia Lawrence, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Moderated by Debra Parkes, Professor and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC

 


  • Equality and Social Justice
  • General Audience
  • Academics
  • Research
  • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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