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Introduction

Both the structures of international law making and the content of the rules of international law privilege men; if women's interests are acknowledged at all they are marginalized. International law is a thoroughly gendered system. (Charlesworth et al. 1991: 614-5)
While the rules of international law are commonly assumed to be abstract, objective, and gender-neutral, feminist jurisprudence has emerged over the past decade as a systematic critique of the practice and profession of law, with its central theme that law is an inherently gendered system reinforcing male domination. It has been argued that the impact of 'neutral' laws is not always equal and that laws based on men's lives do not effectively incorporate women's experience: "Asking the 'woman question' means examining how the law fails to take into account the experiences and values that seem more typical of women than of men, for whatever reason, or how existing legal standards and concepts might disadvantage women" (Roach Anleu 1992; Romany 1993; Binion 1995). In this context, a feminist perspective, with its concern for gender as a central category of analysis and its commitment to equality between the sexes, provides a substantial challenge to international refugee law as it is institutionally understood, and asks fundamental questions about the processes by which human rights are defined, adjudicated, and enforced. Introduction Both the structures of international law making and the content of the rules of international law privilege men; if women's interests are acknowledged at all they are marginalized. International law is a thoroughly gendered s
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