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FRI Gender Law Conference

The Swiss institute for feminist research and gender studies (FRI) is welcoming proposals for the Gender Law Conference which will be held on 9-10 February 2023 at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

The conference aims to capture, develop, and disseminate feminist and queer perspectives on the law and its effect on one hand on human bodies and on the other hand on how it incorporates our beings into the society. The law’s effect on bodies has to be approached from a holistic, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome contributions on identity, the conceptions of the self, created and influenced by the law, as well as the creation and negation of autonomy by the law. Considering the advances of reproductive technology, moral and other rights, we are also interested in how the law engages bodies from the conception of the embryo to the body after death. Besides, an emblematic dimension in which the law has been absent or misapplied to bodies relates to (sexual) crimes, some being disproportionately perpetrated on women’s bodies. Finally, the conference will engage with the many ways in which violence marks the bodies, whether it be physical, psychological, or economic, as well as the decolonialization of bodies.

We welcome contributions from academics, practitioners and activists from around the world. In particular, we wish to encourage individuals at the start of their career to submit a contribution. While the conference’s focus is on gender legal issues, we are happy to accept relevant submissions from all disciplines.

For more information, see here.

Organisation: Swiss Institute for Feminist Research and Gender Studies (FRI)
Deadline: 14/10/2022
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