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Author Cahn, Claude, author

Title Human rights, state sovereignty, and medical ethics : examining struggles around coercive sterilisation of Romani women / by Claude Cahn
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages)
Series Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Europe, 1568-2749 ; volume 35
Immigration and asylum law and policy in Europe ; v. 35. 1568-2749
Contents Sovereignty, autonomy, and right -- Coercive sterilization of Romani women in the Czech and Slovak Republics -- Triple helix : the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, Roma, and racial discrimination -- Identifying the harm : coercive sterilization on contested interpretive terrain -- Social forces and national, regional, and international human rights processes -- Conclusion : Human rights as effective remedy, human rights as liberation ideology
Summary Human rights, state sovereignty and medical ethics: examining struggles around coercive sterilisation of Romani women' examines the mobilized use by people and groups of the international human rights law framework to move legal, policy and ultimately social change at national and local level. One particular case study is examined in detail: efforts by Romani women in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to secure legal remedy for coercive sterilization. International legal aspects of these cases are examined in detail. The book concludes by endeavouring to answer questions concerning the nature of international law and the evolution of the post-World War II international human rights framework, the structure of national sovereignty, and the potential impact of both on human autonomy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299) and index
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Subject Involuntary sterilization -- Law and legislation -- Czech Republic.
Involuntary sterilization -- Law and legislation -- Slovakia.
Medical ethics.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe, Eastern.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Europe, Eastern.
Sovereignty.
Sterilization of women -- Law and legislation -- Czech Republic.
Sterilization of women -- Law and legislation -- Slovakia.
Women, Romani -- Civil rights -- Europe, Eastern.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004280340 (electronic bk.)
9789004280342 (electronic bk.)
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