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Author: Sara De Vido

The book explores the relationship between violence against women on one hand, and the rights to health and reproductive health on the other. It argues that violation of the right to health is a consequence of violence, and that (state) health policies might be a cause of – or create the conditions for – violence against women. It significantly contributes to feminist and international human rights legal scholarship by conceptualising a new ground-breaking idea, violence against women’s health (VAWH), using the Hippocratic paradigm as the backbone of the analysis. The two dimensions of violence at the core of the book – the horizontal, ‘interpersonal’ dimension and the vertical ‘state policies’ dimension – are investigated through around 70 decisions of domestic, regional and international judicial or quasi-judicial bodies (the anamnesis). The concept of VAWH, drawn from the anamnesis, enriches the traditional concept of violence against women with a human rights-based approach to autonomy and a reflection on the pervasiveness of patterns of discrimination (diagnosis). VAWH as theorised in the book allows the reconceptualisation of states’ obligations in an innovative way, by identifying for both dimensions obligations of result, due diligence obligations, and obligations to progressively take steps (treatment). The book eventually asks whether it is not international law itself that is the ultimate cause of VAWH (prognosis).

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rivals, yet condemned to cooperate if they want to avoid confrontation? An implicit reference to international law is made, then an arrangement is found. Is this a metaphor? Was it on Francis Ford Coppola’s mind? A specialist in international law cannot but conflate both images. This type of staging rests basically on a drama between three archetypes: passion, reason, rules – and this is where law comes in. It is another dimension of the classical rules of three unities. Passion stands for irrationality, the impulses and human wanderings that make the trials and

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Nicolas Kang- Riou

particularly true in relations to intelligent robots where movie directors try to get us to empathize with them. In I, Robot , 26 AIs are both villains and heroes. Sonny the robot, who is no longer bound by Asimov’s three laws of robotics, 27 ends up being the redeemer of humanity. In Battlestar Galactica , 28 the Cylons, sentient AIs originally created by humanity, have developed in a way to mimic humans. Though they have tried to destroy humanity twice, they also display deeply human characteristics of love, hope or passion. As they have the capacity to take human

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Margaret Brazier and Emma Cave

demands are made of individual health professionals. Praised to the skies for their triumphs, few individuals attract greater public odium than the doctor or nurse who falls from her pedestal. The revulsion occasioned by Nazi atrocities in the concentration camps was nowhere as marked as in the case of Dr Mengele. That he used his skills as a doctor, taught to him that he might heal and comfort the sick, to advance torture and barbarism caused horror. Public passion is rightly aroused by the likes of Mengele and Shipman. Passion is never far away from everyday

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)
Leslie C. Green

object of defining them with greater precision, or with the view of laying down, by a common agreement, certain limits which will restrain, as far as possible, the severities of war. War, being thus regulated, would involve less suffering, would be less liable to those aggravations produced by uncertainty, unforeseen events, and the passions excited by the

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
Marco Benatar

the Cold War. This perspective is noticeable in the Star Wars 71 franchise, in which the malignant plans of the Galactic Empire are uncovered. The Empire’s ideology, derived from the dark side of the Force, is fostered by passion and violence. Their nemeses, the Jedi, call upon the bright side of that same Force, associated with virtues of preservation, benevolence and assistance. The rift between the Galactic Empire, malevolence incarnate, and their righteous rivals could not be greater. Similarly, one can refer in passing to Skynet, the artificial intelligence

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
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The narrative
Sara De Vido

that if it is an attack by a stranger, it is viewed as ‘a random act of violence,’ typically by a psychopath, a monster, ‘not one of us,’ whereas, if it is an attack by a date/ acquaintance/partner/spouse, it is considered to be a crime of passion – motivated by uncontrollable lust or jealous love (that is, if it is considered a crime at all, which, in all too many cases, it is not). That such violence constitutes a violation of women’s civil rights is seldom acknowledged.26 Thirdly, VAW is a violation of human rights. In GR No. 19, the CEDAW Committee identified

in Violence against women’s health in international law
Anne Lagerwall

fictionalized, due to the dictates of dramatic exposition, it’s infused with Arbour’s real-life passion, warmth and charm. She is driven by the desire to save future generations from suffering the indignities that scarred the Balkan and Kosovo regions. 60 As these examples illustrate, filmmakers are receptive to the discourse disseminated about international criminal justice by its promoters and sometimes seem perfectly aware of it. Second, and in line with the first point, cinema can be understood as a reflection of the idealistic formalism that often characterizes

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Leslie C. Green

War, 85 The hope was expressed that: war being thus regulated would involve less suffering, would be less liable to those aggravations produced by uncertainty, unforeseen events, and the passions created by the struggle; it would tend more surely to that which should be its final object, viz ., the

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

participate as equals in the public realm only because they were supported by the work of wives and slaves in the private realm. 43 John Locke (1632–1704), one of the most influential architects of liberal thought, drew distinctions between reason and passion, knowledge and desire, mind and body. The first of each of these dualisms was associated with the ‘public’ sphere of rationality, order

in The boundaries of international law