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Isabelle Duplessis

Full Professor, International Law on Women's Rights

Does international human rights law successfully protect the rights of women in the world? Isabelle Duplessis dissects the discourse and practice of international human rights law using approaches and methods developed by contemporary feminist thought. She retraces the historical women’s rights movement from antiquity up to its internationalization during the twentieth century. But above all, she does not hesitate to expose the frequent gaps between this discourse and this practice when it comes to the status of women.