Feminist Legal Studies

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 311–331 | Cite as

International Women’s Day 2019: In Conversation with Harriet Wistrich

  • Harriet SamuelsEmail author


This reflection item provides an edited account of human rights lawyer Harriet Wistrich’s conversation with Manvir Grewal, Visiting Lecturer and Ph.D. student, and Harriet Samuels, Reader in Law at the University of Westminster. It summarises the exchange which focused on Harriet Wistrich’s career trajectory and the many public interest law cases that she has brought on behalf her clients, mainly women, in both domestic and international forums. It also includes a condensed version of the question and answer session with the audience. Questions included the broader issues around domestic violence, rape, coercive control, sex work and the nature of feminism.


Strategic litigation Coercive control Violence against women Human Rights Act 1998 CEDAW 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WestminsterLondonUK

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