Women in Private International Law


There is little published research applying a feminist analysis to, or even considering the position of women in, private international law. This chapter establishes that the apparently gender-neutral nature of private international law conceals profoundly ingrained assumptions about gender. It then considers the gendered dimension of international family law, referring in particular to the regulation of international child abduction, international family property agreements, and international commercial surrogacy. It concludes that there remains a great need for further research into the position of women as legal subjects and law-makers in this field.

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Author: Mary Keyes