The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis

Dr Emily Jones, Lectuer in Law, University of Essex recently published The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis (Volume One) – out now with Zed books. The book was co-authored by Emily and her colleagues; Dr Sheri Labenski (LSE), Professor Gina Heathcote and Sara Bertotti (both SOAS). 

The book offers a cutting-edge analysis of the relationship between law, armed conflict, gender and peace. This book, which is the first of two volumes, focuses on the interplay between international law and gendered experiences of armed conflict. It provides an in-depth analysis of the key debates on collective security, unilateral force, the laws governing conflict, terrorism and international criminal law

While much of the current scholarship has centered on the UN Security Council’s Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, this two-volume work seeks to move understandings beyond the framework established by WPS. It does this through providing a critical and intersectional approach to gender and conflict which is mindful of transnational feminist and queer perspectives. 

Watch out for Volume two due out later this year!