Publication of Legal Doctrine

 

Pre-Conference Publication for the Pan American Conference on Transforming Women's Legal Status: Integrating Gender into Legal Doctrine and Legal Education

Post-Conference Publication for the Pan American Conference on Transforming Women's Legal Status: Integrating Gender into Legal Doctrine and Legal Education

Genero y Derecho, the first legal textbook on gender and the law written by Latin American legal scholars for legal educators, practitioners and scholars.

Más Allá del Derecho. Justicia y género en América Latina, Luisa Cabal, Cristina Motta (Comp. )Red Alas Siglo del Hombre Editores, Ediciones Uniandes, CRR, Bogotá, 2006.

La Mirada de los Jueces: Decisiones Sobre Genero y Sexualidad en Latinoamerica
(The Judge’s Gaze:  Decisions on Gender and Sexuality in Latin America)

 

This book is a thorough reading and learning tool about some of the most important decisions undertaken by judges in different Latin American countries regarding rights of women and sexual minorities. Although this book attempts to provide a regional understanding of court decisions, it does not claim to be an exhaustive account of case law in the area of gender and sexuality. The decisions that are introduced and analyzed in this book have been chosen because of their argumentative quality and their potential for positive impact in other cases within the region. Some of the cases have been chosen to show precisely their argumentative bias against women or sexual minorities or to unveil poor legal reasoning that should not be repeated in other decisions. In addition to case law analysis, some chapters also provide a critical assessment of national and international regulations as well as international reports and public policies, providing a better understanding of some of the problems that women and sexual minorities face in Latin America.

Although in most Latin American countries court decisions are not binding on other judges, good arguments should, by force of common sense, be acknowledged in courts facing similar cases. For the first time in Latin America, this book compiles and systematizes decisions in important areas that have been thus far neglected in the region, providing the legal community with examples of good and poor legal reasoning that should be followed or avoided.