Minnesota Journal of International Law
This article examines a unique relationship—specifically, the connection between the rule of law, as it is imported and experienced in post-conflict/post-repression societies, and gender. We assert that some of the most gendered and problematic dimensions of rule of law discourse and practice can arise with intensity in post-conflict or post-repressive societies. In particular, we explore a fundamental contradiction. Transitional societies bring powerful and transformative moments to global attention.
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Michael Hamilton, Gender and the Rule of Law in Transitional Societies, 18 Minn. J. Int'l L. 380 (2009), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/101.