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The world is not organized for Peace: feminist manifestos and utopias in the making of international law

Labenski, Sheri (2022) The world is not organized for Peace: feminist manifestos and utopias in the making of international law. Global Constitutionalism. ISSN 2045-3817

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S204538172200017X

Abstract

Feminists have utilized manifestos and utopias in order to make important, often revolutionary, contributions to international law. However, these engagements have not been reflected in the substance of international law. The sources of international law – specifically customary international law – rely on a narrow understanding of historical knowledge. This article centres the 1924 manifesto and the ‘New International Order’ created by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, as tools to assess the exclusion of the under-utilized history of feminist peace work from the sources of international law. This allows for a reflection on customary international law’s weaknesses and reaffirms the importance of feminist approaches to international law.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/global-con...
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences
K Law
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2022 16:00
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 09:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116983

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