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A (Wo)Man’s honour: Have the Geneva conventions lost their gender?

Quenivet, Noelle

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Abstract

The 1949 Geneva Conventions have often been criticised for failing to take into the specific situation of women in armed conflict and in fact for adopting an outdated and conservative view of women's role and position in society. This paper argues that these provisions, interpreted in light of subsequent legal instruments, using modern concepts (such as gender) and different legal regimes to complement international humanitarian law can be given a more appropriate, modern meaning.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Apr 8, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Quenivet, N. (2019, April). A (Wo)Man’s honour: Have the Geneva conventions lost their gender?. Paper presented at Seminar to Mark 70 Years of the Geneva Conventions
Keywords women, honour, armed conflict, gender, international humanitarian law
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Seminar to Mark 70 Years of the Geneva Conventions
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