Cite: Frattine, Does Int’l Law Protect the Dignity of Women?

Frattina, Katy Sakina. “Le droit international humanitaire protège-t-il assez la dignité des femmes? L’exemple du conflit israélo-palestinien.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 26.1 (2011): 51-67.





How to define and protect the dignity of women in armed conflict? This study attempts to understand the issues and dilemmas of the right to dignity and of questions of diversity in international humanitarian law through the example of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The author proposes an alternative approach to the right to dignity, which in international humanitarian law is primarily associated with women’s sexuality. This alternative approach would engage more directly with the debates around social diversity that are occluded in times of war.

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