School of Transnational Governance

Prof. Rubio Marìn Gives Lecture in Women's Rights at the Yale Law School

The Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights features speakers whose exceptional achievements have served the causes of global justice and women's rights.

Tomorrow at 16:00 the 2019 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights will be given by Ruth Rubio Marín, coordinator of the Gender Cluster of the School of Transnational Governance. 

Her lecture On Constitutionalism and Women's Citizenship travels across borders and time to analyse the many ways in which constitutions have limited and can promote women’s equal citizenship. 

The lecture compares different forms of constitutionalism (in her terms, exclusionary, egalitarian, participatory, and transformative) and the mechanisms of change they employ (such as imposing gender quotas for election lists or judicial appointments, and altering family obligations), and assesses the backlash such interventions have provoked. 

The Lecture will be followed by comments from Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada; Hon. Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; Hon. Manuel Cepeda‐Espinosa, former President of the Constitutional Court of Colombia; and Right Hon. Brenda Hale, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

This event will be moderated by Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, and Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law.  

The event will be live-streamed at this link.