Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments

Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity

Edited by: Mairead Enright, Julie McCandless, Aoife O'Donoghue

This book builds upon the work of the feminist judgment project, completed at Durham and Kent, which integrated feminist theory and judicial method, re-writing influential judgments from a feminist perspective. The project produced an anthology of re-written judgments from Northern/Ireland, as well as innovative web resources with materials that will be of use to both academics and civil society. Bringing together academic partners at institutions across the UK and Ireland, including the Law Schools at Kent, LSE, UCD, UCC, Queen's Belfast, and the University of Ulster, with solicitors, barristers, and civil society groups, the project creates a broad new community of Irish feminist scholars around an ambitious Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. A tangible resource has been created which can be used to engender a societal dialogue about legal decision-making and social change, developing dynamic resources for future research and teaching in judicial studies. This book focuses on the gendered political roles of judges in the context of transition from conflict, colonialism, and religious patriarchy. ***This book provides a rich and expansive addition to the feminist judgments catalogue. The essays and rewritten judgments demonstrate powerfully how Northern/Irish judges have contributed to the gendered politics of national identity, and how the narrow subject-positions they have created for women and 'others' could have been so much wider and more open.--Prof. Rosemary Hunter, School of Law, Queen Mary University London. [Subject: Gender & the Law, Legal Education, Legal History]~

Publication Date: 2/9/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849465748