- Title Pages
- Introduction: A Short History of Sexual Harassment
- 1 What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me
- 2 Perspective on Sexual Harassment Law
- 3 Alexander v. Yale University An Informal History
- 4 Eradicating Sexual Harassment in Education
- 5 The Ecology of Justice
- 6 Consensual Sex and the Limits of Harassment Law
- 7 Who Says?
- 8 Subordination and Agency in Sexual Harassment Law
- 9 Sexual Labor
- 10 Unwelcome Sex
- 11 Theories of Harassment “Because of Sex”
- 12 What's Wrong with Sexual Harassment
- 13 Sexuality Harassment
- 14 Discriminating Pleasures
- 15 <i>Gay Male Liberation Post</i> Oncale
- 16 The Rights of Remedies
- 17 Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors
- 18 Sex in Schools
- 19 Nooky Nation
- 20 Damages in Sexual Harassment Cases
- 21 The Speech-ing of Sexual Harassment
- 22 The Collective Injury of Sexual Harassment
- 23 Sexual Harassment and the First Amendment
- 24 The Silenced Workplace
- 25 Pornography as Sexual Harassment in Canada
- 26 Free Speech and Hostile Environments
- 27 Slavery and the Roots of Sexual Harassment
- 28 The Racism of Sexual Harassment
- 29 Coercion in At-Will Termination of Employment and Sexual Harassment
- 30 Public Rights for “Private” Wrongs
- 31 <i>Why Doesn't</i> He <i>Leave?</i>
- 32 Dignity, Respect, and Equality in Israel's Sexual Harassment Law
- 33 Dignity or Equality?
- 34 French and American Lawyers Define Sexual Harassment
- 35 Sexual Harassment in Japan
- 36 The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj
- 37 Sexual Harassment
An International Human Rights Perspective
- (p.655) 37 Sexual Harassment
- Directions in Sexual Harassment Law
- Yale University Press
This chapter considers sexual harassment in the workplace from the perspective of international human rights law. Adopting a human rights approach places sexual harassment in the context of women's economic and social rights, and more broadly in the wider frame of international imperatives, such as the maintenance of international peace and security and global economic development. Sexual harassment has come onto the international agenda relatively recently, and the story comprises both the inclusion of prohibitions within legal instruments and significant silences, especially where breaking the silence requires intrusion into state policies relating to militarism, trade and investment liberalization, and the domestic jurisdiction exclusion from international regulation. Sexual harassment has received little attention at the international level compared with other issues of women's human rights, such as other forms of violence against women, reproductive rights, and crimes committed against women in armed conflict.
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