Intersectional Rewrites

Intersectional Rewrites

Reimagining European Court of Human Rights caselaw from an intersectional perspective

The European Court of Human Rights regularly receives complaints that reflect the complex experiences of people in Europe who are multiply marginalised. Yet the Court’s response to such complaints fails to recognise the complexity of compounded harm complainants have experienced as a result of multiple and mutually influencing vectors of oppression. Briefly put, the Court’s engagement with the concept of intersectionality has been lacking.

The book project “Intersectional Rewrites: European Court of Human Rights Judgments Reimagined” imagines a jurisprudence that rises to the challenge of responding to these intersecting forms of oppression. The volume will gather 15 recent judgments from the Court, rewritten by activists, practitioners, and academics based on the key learnings of intersectionality theory and praxis, aiming to contribute to a broader endeavour of critical rewrites (such as the feminist and queer judgments projects) through an exclusive focus on the critical paradigm of intersectionality.

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Intersectional Rewrites

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Intersectional Rewrites: European Court of Human Rights Judgments Reimagined” is an independent book project, led by co-editors Nani Jansen Reventlow, Eddie Bruce-Jones, Lyn K.L. Tjon Soei Len, and Adam Weiss.

The project is fiscally hosted by Systemic Justice, and logistically supported by the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Hague Campus) through our mutual participation within the Legal Mobilization Platform. The project is financially supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Artwork for the project is by Tamara-Jade Kaz.

If you would like to support the project or get involved in any way, please get in touch.