Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2018-2019

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Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2019)


Law and Gender 2019

Prof. Enrica Rigo with Prof. Antonella Massaro


Law and Gender

Prof. Enrica Rigo/prof. Antonella Massaro
Cfu 7 –ssd IUS/20 Spring semester

Course Description:
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.

Assessment Tools:
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.  

Attendance Policy:
Students must attend at least 70% of the lessons

Course reading materials:
 Reading materials will be distributed during the course.


Dates Theme Speaker
March 4 Presentation of the course Antonella M.; Enrica Rigo
March 5 Making trouble: a difficult definition of gender Enrica Rigo
March 6 Histories and theories of feminism Enrica Rigo/Federica Pedace
March 11 The gender of modernity Enrica Rigo
March 12 Making rights from below: the CEDAW Loretta Bondi
March 13 Film Boys don’t cry Antonella Massaro
March 18 Criminal Law and Gender: general framework Antonella Massaro
March 19 Gender violence: the crime of stalking (first part)
Antonella Massaro
March 20 Gender violence: the crime of stalking (second part) Francesco Cecchini
March 25 Gender, anti-discrimination law and human rights Maja Bova (coordinatrice nazionale di JUSTROM)
March 26 World Conference on Women  Maja Bova
March 27 Council of Europe: GREVIO, GRETA, JUSTROM Maja Bova
April 1 Film Milk (first part) Antonella Massaro
April 2 Film Milk (second part) Antonella Massaro
April 3 Culturally motivated crimes Antonella Massaro
April 8 (?)  Gender, migrations and human rights William Paul Simmons
(University of Arizona)
April 9 (?) Gender and social reproduction Theory Donatella Alessandrini
(Kent Law School)
April 10 Sexaul orientation and politics  Luka Bodganic
(university of Zagreb)
April 15 Gender violence: the crime of sexual violence (first part)
Antonella Massaro
April 16 Gender violence: the crime of sexual violence (second part) Lorenzo Brizi
April 17 Film Pride (first part) Antonella Massaro
April 29 Film Pride (second part) Antonella Massaro
April 30 Women in Prison Antonella Massaro
May 6 Writing practice of Human Rights Council resolution Maja Bova
May 7 Discussion practice of national periodic report Cedaw Maja Bova
May 8 Film Mustang Antonella Massaro
May 13 Film Transamerica Antonella Massaro
May 14 Pornography and law  Silvia Rodeschini
(University of Firenze)
May 15 Gender and social reproduction Antonella Picchio
(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
May 20 Oral Presentation of Students’ Reports Enrica Rigo - Antonella Massaro
May 21 Oral Presentation of Students’ Reports Enrica Rigo - Antonella Massaro
May 22 Oral Presentation of Students’ Reports Enrica Rigo - Antonella Massaro
May 27 Final Lesson Enrica Rigo - Antonella Massaro


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