By Barbara Havelková
Professor Judy Fudge, Kent legislations institution
Gender equality legislation in Czechia, as in different components of post-socialist relevant and jap Europe, is dealing with critical demanding situations. whilst obliged to undertake, interpret and follow anti-discrimination legislations as a situation of club of the ecu, Czech legislators and judges have time and again expressed hostility and tested a basic lack of information of key principles underpinning it. this crucial new research explores this scepticism to gender equality legislation, reading it on the subject of criminal and socio-legal advancements that began within the state-socialist prior and that stay suitable this day.
The booklet examines criminal advancements in gender-relevant parts, most significantly in equality and anti-discrimination legislation. however it is going extra, laying off mild at the underlying understandings of key innovations resembling girls, gender, equality, discrimination and rights. In so doing, it indicates the basic highbrow and conceptual problems confronted through gender equality legislation in Czechia. those contain an essentialist knowing of adjustments among women and men, a concept that equality and anti-discrimination legislations is incompatible with freedom, and a notion that present legislation are goal and impartial, whereas any new gender-progressive rules of social kin is an unacceptable interference with the 'natural social order'. well timed and provocative, this publication could be required studying for all students of equality and gender and the law.
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Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism (Human Rights Law in Perspective) by Barbara Havelková