Law School informs a guide for gender-sensitive constitutions

Edinburgh Law School has made significant contributions to a guide for ensuring that new constitutions are sensitive to gender

Edinburgh Law School has significantly informed a guide for ensuring that new constitutions, particularly those in countries emerging from conflict, are gender-sensitive. Our own Professor Christine Bell advised on its content.

Written for experts and activists in a wide range of situations, this unique Arab-European collaboration could have particular application for constitutional transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, such as the current Syrian crisis and peace plan.

The guide, ABC for a Gender-Sensitive Constitution: Handbook for Engendering Constitution Making, was launched in the European Parliament's Women's Rights and Gender Equality committee and at high-level conferences in Beirut, Lebanon and Brussels, Belgium.

You can learn more about the guide and the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) here