Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: gender quota

  • Democratic versus Abusive Feminism in India

    —Rosalind Dixon, Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW Sydney, and Surbhi Karwa, PhD Candidate, UNSW Sydney The Indian Parliament recently passed a constitutional amendment bill, the 128th Constitutional Amendment Bill (also called the Women’s Reservation Bill) reserving one-third of the seats in the House of People and…

  • The Representation of Women in National High Courts: A “Quota Revolution” in the Making?

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Women’s meaningful representation in the judiciary has gained visibility in national and international fora.  Still, women remain under-represented in the top echelons of the judiciary. Although international courts have traditionally been the focus of attention for initiatives to counter the low percentage of women occupying judicial posts, more recently national…

  • Implementing Constitutional Gender Quotas: A Kenyan Perspective

    — Mumbi Gathoni, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya On 21st September 2020, the Chief Justice of Kenya (now retired) advised the President of the Republic of Kenya to dissolve Parliament for its failure to adhere to the Constitutional requirement that not more than two-thirds of members of legislative bodies shall be of the…

  • ICON Book Review: Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis

    [Editor’s Note: ICONnect is publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Ruth Rubio-Marín and Will Kymlicka eds. Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis.