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Law’s Vulnerability, and Vulnerability in Law

Fletcher, Ruth, McCandless, Julie, Russell, Yvette, Thomas, Dania (2016) Law’s Vulnerability, and Vulnerability in Law. Feminist Legal Studies, 24 (3). pp. 243-247. ISSN 0966-3622. (doi:10.1007/s10691-016-9336-6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68750)

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Abstract

Vulnerability acts as a touchstone in this issue as we find our contributors reflecting on its intersection with gender and sexuality in different ways. Saeidzadeh draws out the significance of misrecognition in her consideration of responses to transsexuality in Iran, while Doonan highlights the potential pitfalls of relying on situational vulnerability in her critique of anti-trafficking legal discourse in the US. Lindsey considers the legal potential of situational vulnerability as a tool to address the ‘persistent failure to take action against abuse’ in the UK. Durojaye and Oluduro contribute to the recent revitalisation in asking ‘the woman question’ by drawing on African law and literature to flesh out the development of a gender-sensitive, substantive equality approach from the jurisprudence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as it addresses vulnerability to violence. The reviewers continue this international conversation as they address recent contributions on sexuality, family formation and social security.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10691-016-9336-6
Additional information: Editorial
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 12:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68750 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCandless, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9446-9672
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