Bearing the devolution settlements in mind, this project will use intersectional legal analysis to identify what domestication of CEDAW could look like in the UK. This will require paying attention to the fact that some women experience discrimination based on aspects of their identity beyond sex, such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and class. Using Amnesty’s ‘Body Politics’ analytical tool on the criminalisation of sexuality and reproduction, the project will also identify if and how the law and policy framework could be an obstacle for women’s full enjoyment of human rights in the UK.
This exciting research project is open to postgraduate human rights students as part of the Human Rights Centre Clinic Module (HU902). If you have any questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amnesty International UK is the national section of a global movement of over seven million people who campaign for every person to enjoy all rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty has more than 670,000 supporters in the UK. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.