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Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

  • John Idriss Lahai
  • Khanyisela Moyo

About this book


This volume counters one-sided dominant discursive representations of gender in human rights and transitional justice, and women’s place in the transformations of neoliberal human rights, and contributes a more balanced examination of how transitional justice and human rights institutions, and political institutions impact the lives and experiences of women. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors to this volume theorize and historicize the place of women’s rights (and gender), situating it within contemporary country-specific political, legal, socio-cultural and global contexts. Chapters examine the progress and challenges facing women (and women’s groups) in transitioning countries: from Peru to Argentina, from Kenya to Sierra Leone, and from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, in a variety of contexts, attending especially to the relationships between local and global forces


Human rights Gender Women’s rights Transitional justice Post-conflict societies Conflict resolution Nation-building

Editors and affiliations

  • John Idriss Lahai
    • 1
  • Khanyisela Moyo
    • 2
  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of New EnglandNew South WalesAustralia
  2. 2.School of LawUlster UniversityDerryUnited Kingdom

About the editors

John Idriss Lahai is Research Fellow at the School of International Studies, Flinders University, Australia.

Khanyisela Moyo is Lecturer at the School of Law and Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, UK.

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