Stanchi, Crawford, & Berger on Gender Diversity on International Courts & Tribunals

Kathryn Stanchi, Bridget J. Crawford and Linda L. Berger (Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law, Pace University School of Law and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) have posted Why Women: Judging Transnational Courts and Tribunals (Connecticut Journal of International Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Calls for greater representation of women on the bench are not new. Many people share the intuition that having more female judges would make a difference to the decisions that courts might reach or how courts arrive at those decisions. This hunch has only equivocal empirical support, however. Nevertheless legal scholars, consistent with traditional feminist legal methods, persist in asking how many women judges there are and what changes might bring more women to the bench. This essay argues that achieving diversity in international courts and tribunals – indeed on any bench – will not happen simply by…

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