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Hilary Charlesworth
and
Christine Chinkin

, limited, exception is in the specialised area of human rights, most particularly the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in 1979. 97 This contrasts with the phenomenon of racial discrimination. Decolonisation from 1945 onwards ensured that the injustices of racial discrimination and apartheid became linked with nationhood and thus were aired in

in The boundaries of international law
Richard Parrish

characteristic of nationhood. Political systems need to be held together by more than the glue of economics, they need to be socially constructed. The EU has acknowledged this problem. Whilst the elitist and bureaucratic path to integration in the 1950s and 1960s created the ‘new Europe’, the lack of popular involvement in the project failed to create ‘new Europeans’. The crisis of European integration in the 1970s contributed to the birth of the people’s Europe agenda in the mid-1980s.9 The failure of the people’s Europe agenda to establish itself resulted in widespread

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
Laura Cahillane

the status of British citizenship as such’.34 Mary Daly has described the form of ‘local citizenship’ which existed in the Dominions as purely domestic.35 This notion was set out by Patrick McGilligan36 during a speech to the Imperial Conference in 1930: ‘At present when a Canadian, South African or New Zealand national goes to France or Germany or even to Great Britain he loses his national identity. He becomes one of the vast mass of British subjects without legal right or title to be proud of his particular nationhood.’37 Kohn, Constitution of the Irish Free

in Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution
Jarosław Kuisz

European nationalism; however, under Orbán and Kaczyński, nationhood was oriented toward a more exclusive vision, flirting with xenophobia. To protect the nation became the main point of the political agenda. Consequently, the global wave of seeking “to take back control” was translated in Central and Eastern Europe into the need for a strong nation-state fit for the challenges of

in The new politics of Poland
Hilary Charlesworth
and
Christine Chinkin

’s recognition of their sovereignty; but they also depend on ideas about masculinized dignity and feminized sacrifice to sustain that sense of autonomous nationhood. 194 International law operates in the public, male world. While it formally removes ‘private’ concerns from its sphere, the international

in The boundaries of international law