Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2020)
Law and Gender 2020
Prof. Enrica Rigo
Prof. Antonella Massaro
Prof. Enrica Rigo/prof. Antonella Massaro
Cfu 7 –ssd IUS/20 Spring semester
The course will introduce different theoretical approaches that address the relation between law and gender: from critiques of the neutrality of the legal subject, to the gender mainstreaming approach and to more recent discussions on intersectionality.
Part of the seminar course will discuss case law relevant in the development of categories that are currently central to debates on law and gender, such as vulnerability, exploitation and consent. Particular attention will be paid to the implementation of the gender mainstreaming approach in International Human Rights discourse and instruments.
Finally the course will dedicate specific attention to the penal instrument contrasting violence against women at national and European level.
Course Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, successful students will be familiar with the main issues related to law and gender and debated at international level. Furthermore successful students will be familiar with the main instruments implementing the gender mainstreaming approach.
Course Learning Activities:
The teaching methodology implemented during the seminar course will encourage the active participation of students and their involvement in the choice of coursework topics.
The course is graded on a pass/fail basis only. The students will be evaluated for their active participation in the course activities, through coursework, and a final oral examination on the course topics.
Students must attend at least 70% of the lessons
Course reading materials:
Reading materials will be distributed during the course.