Alicia Ely Yamin, Liiri Oja (2016)
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
Global fellow at The Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Alicia Ely Yamin, has together with Liiri Oja published the article ” “Woman” in the European Human Rights System: How Is the Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights Constructing Narratives of Women’s Citizenship?”, in Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
Yamin and Oja argue that despite the increasingly strong recognition of reproductive rights in international human rights law by the treaty-monitoring bodies and international tribunals, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR” or “the Court”) reflects a limited understanding of women’s experiences, does not adequately challenge gender stereotypes, and often ignores reproductive rights dimensions in the standards it is setting, as well as the narratives it is creating.
Read the article here.