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Cursus: RGBOG0300
RGBOG0300
Gender and Law
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeRGBOG0300
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie; Undergraduateschool REBO; Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid;
Contactpersoonmr. dr. M. van den Brink
E-mailM.vandenBrink@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
mr. dr. M. van den Brink
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Docent
mr. dr. M. van den Brink
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Docent
M.L.P. Loenen
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Blok
3  (06-02-2012 t/m 22-04-2012)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingDeze cursus maakt tevens deel uit van de minor recht en samenleving
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Students will be able to reflect critically at (Power and Weakness) the Right in Theory and Practice; They will gain insight in the Interaction between Right and Gender; Gain Insights in some actual international legal Issues; Develop presentation skills (optional)
Inhoud

The image of blindfolded Lady Justice is well-known. The blindfold indicates the impartiality of the law. Justice must be done regardless of class, power or identity. However, in everyday practice law's blind neutrality does not always work out the same for everyone. A famous quote in this context is from Anatole France. In 1894 he wrote: 'The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steel bread.' Class and money are not the only elements causing different legal effects. The law is similarly biased in many other respects, due to many different factors, one of which is sex / gender (gender refers to the social, cultural and institutional construction of what it means to be a man or a woman). Gender bias is a multi-layered phenomenon. It is quite common to distinguish three forms of bias in law: first at the level of legal provisions itself, secondly regarding the effects of law in practice due to differences in position of men and women, and thirdly at an institutional or systematic level: invisible obstacles for an impartial application of the law such as sex-stereotypes and dominant gender ideology.

This course is about how law sometimes works out differently according to people's sex and / or gender. The focus is on public international law.

After an introduction to the theory, three major themes in international law are explored from a gender perspective. Among the themes to be discussed are human rights and international criminal law. The third theme is yet to be decided. Possibilities include the debate on universality and human trafficking.

Basic knowledge of international law is useful

Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Introduction to Private Law (RGBG00120)
    • Introduction Const. And Adm. Law (RGBG00220)
    • Foundations of Dutch Law (RGBG00300)
    • Introduction to Criminal Law (RGBG00420)
Verplicht materiaal
Reader
2 readers; and possibly additional literature and /or caselaw will be announced on Web-CT.
Werkvormen
College

seminar

Toetsen
take-home assignment
Weging25
Minimum cijfer1

Beoordeling
The main criteria for the assessment are knowledge of and insight in the material studied, a clear and well-informed critical approach of the subject, and a clear (written) presentation thereof. Moreover, participation in the tutorial will be taken into consideration.

Written exam
Weging75
Minimum cijfer1

Beoordeling
The main criteria for the assessment are knowledge of and insight in the material studied, a clear and well-informed critical approach of the subject, and a clear (written) presentation thereof. Moreover, participation in the tutorial will be taken into consideration.

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