The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Volume 3, 2019, Law, Gender and Sexuality

Series:

The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law aims to publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles and reviews as well as significant developments in human rights and humanitarian law. It examines international human rights and humanitarian law with a global reach, though its particular focus is on the Asian region.

The focused theme of Volume 3 is Law, Gender and Sexuality.

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Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief:
Professor Javaid Rehman (Brunel University, United Kingdom)
Dr. Ayesha Shahid (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Dr. Steve Foster (Coventry University, United Kingdom)

Associate Editors:
Dr. Matthias Vanhullebusch (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Dr. Ben Stanford (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Dr. Gerard Conway (Brunel University, United Kingdom)

Editors: Documents Section
Silvia Venier (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, Italy)
Denise Venturi (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

Editor: Book Reviews
Dr. Annapurna Waughray (Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)

General Coordinating Editor
Professor Javaid Rehman (Brunel University, United Kingdom)

Editorial Board:
Dr. M. Shabir Korotana (Brunel University, United Kingdom)
Professor Nezir Akyesilmen (Selçuk Üniversitesi, Turkey)
Dr. Anicée Van Engeland (Cranfield University, United Kingdom)
Professor Catarina Kinnvall (Lund University, Denmark)
Dr. Nadjma Yassari (Max-Planck-Institute, Germany)
Dr. Annapurna Waughray (Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
Professor Ignacio de la Rasilla (Wuhan University, China)
Dr. Matthias Vanhullebusch (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Professor Mohamed Elewa Badar (Northumbria University, United Kingdom)
Silvia Venier (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy)
Denise Venturi (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Dr. Gerard Conway (Brunel University, United Kingdom)
Dr. Rawa Ghazy Almakky (King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia)

International Advisory Board:
His Excellency Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice and former Prime Minister, Jordan) – Dr. Kamal Hossain (Former Foreign Minister, Barrister-at-law, Bangladesh) – Professor Simon Chesterman (Professor of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Secretary-General, Asian Society of International Law, Singapore) – Professor Stephen Hardy (Professor of Law and Head of Law School, Coventry University, United Kingdom) – Professor Umut Turksen (Professor of Law, Law School, Coventry University, United Kingdom) – Professor Jia Bing Bing (Professor of International Law, Tsinghua University Law School, China) – Ville Forsman (Director, RWI, Denmark) – Professor Asif H. Qureshi (Professor of International Law, Korea University, Korea) – Professor Surya P. Subedi, QC (Hon), OBE (Professor of International Law, University of Leeds, United Kingdom) – Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali (Professor of Law, Warwick University, United Kingdom) – Professor Nisrine Abiad (Director Saint Joseph University, UAE) – Professor Sarah Joseph (Monash University, Australia) – Professor Susan Breau (University of Victoria, Canada) – Dr. Mark Ellis (Executive Director, International Bar Association, United Kingdom) – Dr. Damos Dumoli Agusman (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (Indonesia) – Professor Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan (Professor of Law, Dhaka University, Bangladesh) – Professor Irmgard Marboe (Professor of Law, Vienna University, Austria) – Professor Hossein Esmaeili (Flinders University, Australia) – Professor Osman Taştan (Faculty of Divinity, University of Ankara, Turkey) – Ahmer Bilal Soofi (Advocate Supreme Court, Pakistan) (Pakistan), Zia Ullah Ranjah, (Advocate, Managing Partner, Jurist Panel, Pakistan) – Dr Ahmed Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, University of Essex, United Kingdom).

Associated Student Faculty:
Mr. Syed Raza Shah Gilani (Doctoral Researcher, Brunel University, United Kingdom) – Muhammad Danyal Khan (Doctoral Researcher, Brunel University, United Kingdom) .

Table of contents

Contents

Editorial
 Javaid Rehman, Ayesha Shahid and Steve Foster
International Conference: Law, Gender and Sexuality Friday, 26 October

Part 1: Focused Theme: Law, Gender and Sexuality


 1 Coming ‘Home’? Legal Developments Relating to Transgender Communities and Implications for Muslim Family Law
Shaheen Sardar Ali
 2 #MeToo, Sex Wars 2.0 and the Power of Law
Brenda Cossman
 3 Necessity of Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Concluded Abroad
Ewa Kamarad
 4 Universalism or Cultural Relativism?: Case Study of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan
Erich Hou
 5 Gendered Human Rights and Medical Sexing Interventions upon Intersex Children: A Preliminary Enquiry
Giovanna Gilleri
 6 Sticking to Their Guns: The United Nations’ Failure to See the Potential of Islamic Feminism in the Promotion of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Farnush Ghadery
 7 ART, Surrogacy, Federalism and Jus Sanguinis Citizenship in the US, Australia, and Canada
Scott Titshaw
 8 Gender Imaginaries, Child Soldiering, and International Criminal Law
Monica Ingber
 9 Response of Resilience: The Delhi Gang Rape
Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa
 10 Women’s Rights on Trial: Gender Equality in a Family Court in Ben Ali’s Tunisia
Sarah Grosso
 11 Where Are You Going, Snail? Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Japan
Yoshiaki Sato
 12 Democratising Criminal Justice Systems: Sexual Violence Cases in the Citizen Judge Trials in Japan
Yumiko Kita

Part 2: General Articles


 13 Chinese Migrant Children: Do They Have the Right to Education?
Margaret Liu
 14 From Faskh to Khula: Transformation of Muslim Women’s Right to Divorce in Pakistan (1947-2017)
Muhammad Zubair Abbasi
 15 Rape as Play: Yellow Peril Panic and a Defence of Fantasy
Ummni Khan and Jean Ketterling
 16 Trans* Legalities: Preliminary Study of Files on the Recognition of Trans* Identities in Peru
Carlos J. Zelada and Carolina Neyra–Sevilla

Part 3: Recent Developments and State Practice


 17 Sexual Politics and Law in Iran: The Narrative Surrounding the 2013 Bills
Anicée Van Engeland
 18 A Feminist Critique of Indian Criminal Law
Thulasi K. Raj and Chandni Chawla
 19 Crime, Discrimination and Freedom in Asia
Matthias Vanhullebusch
 20 Justice in Exile? The Implications of ‘Temporary Exclusion Orders’ for the Right to a Fair Trial
Ben Stanford
 21 An Appraisal of the Constitutional Developments and Its Impact on the Political Economy of Pakistan
Naveed Ahmed
 22 Women’s Right to Social Security and Social Protection: Mapping the Gaps in the Jurisprudence of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies
S. Pandiaraj

Part 4: Documents Section


Summaries of Proceedings of Human Rights Monitoring Bodies
Denise Venturi and Silvia Venier

Part 5: Book Reviews


The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar
Melissa Crouch (ed.)
 (Cambridge | Cambridge University Press 2017)
The Making of International Human Rights
The 1960s, Decolonization and the Reconstruction of Global Values
Steven L.B. Jensen
 (Cambridge | New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Islamic Law: Cases, Authorities and World View
Ahmed Atif Ahmed
 (London | New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)
Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning
Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller & Grégoire Webber (eds.)
 (Cambridge | New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

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