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Title Women's health and the limits of law : domestic and international perspectives / edited by Irehobhude O. Iyioha.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 300 pages)
Series Routledge research in human rights law
Routledge research in human rights law.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Irehobhude O. Iyioha, LL. B., LL. M., BL., Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada and an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Dossetor Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. She has held teaching positions at the Faculties of Law at Western University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Alberta, Canada. She is the recipient of the 18th World Congress on Medical Law Award from the World Association for Medical Law for her seminal work on legal effectiveness and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Award, 2017 for scholarly work that makes a substantial contribution to legal literature for her theory of Substantive (Legal) Effectiveness.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 16, 2020).
Subject Women's health services -- Law and legislation.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's health services.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Contents Introduction : within and beyond the hedge : form, substance and the limit of laws on women's health / Irehobhude O. Iyioha -- Law, normative limits and women's health : towards a jurisprudence of substantive effectiveness / Irehobhude O. Iyioha -- Feminism, morality and human rights : assessing the effectiveness of United Kingdom's FGM Act / Jenaye M. Lewis, Irehobhude O. Iyioha and Dexter Dias -- Abortion law in China : disempowering women under the liberal regulatory model / Wei Wei Cao -- Forced sterilizations : addressing the limitations of international rights adjudication through an intersectional approach / Charlotte Skeet -- Tilted Interpretations : reproductive health law and practice in the Philippines / Amparita Sta Maria -- Economics and the limits of law : an international analysis of persistent gaps in women's reproductive health / Karen A. Grépin, Jeni Klugman and Matthew Moore -- Indigenous feminist legal theory : a multi-juridical analysis of the limits of law on Indigenous women living with HIV in Canada / Emily Snyder -- Domestication and reception of international reproductive health law and the limits of law : perspectives from Nigeria and South Africa / Babafemi Odunsi and Oluwayemisi Adewole -- On the margins of law : examining the limits of legislative initiatives on maternal mortality in South Africa and Nigeria / Arooj Shah, Toyin Akintola, and Irehobhude O. Iyioha
Summary "Despite some significant advances in the creation and protection of rights affecting women's health, these do not always translate into actual health benefits for women. This collection asks: 'What is an effective law and what influences law's effectiveness or ineffectiveness? What dynamics, elements, and conditions come together to limit law's capacity to achieve instrumental goals for women's health and the advancement of women's health rights?' The book presents an integrated, co-referential and sustained critical discussion of the normative and constitutive reasons for law's limited effectiveness in the field of women's health. It offers comprehensive and cohesive explanatory accounts of law's limits and for the first time in the field, introduces a distinction between formal and substantive effectiveness of laws. Its approach is trans-systemic, multi-jurisdictional and comparative, with a focus on six countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa and international human rights case law based on matters arising from Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Peru and Bolivia. The book will be a valuable resource for educators, students, lawyers, rights advocates, and policy-makers working in women's health, socio-legal studies, human rights, feminist legal studies, and legal philosophy more broadly"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Iyioha, Irehobhude O., editor.
Other Title Print version: Women's health and the limits of law. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019 9781138549647