Women`s International Human Rights in Contested Public Spaces

Women's International Human Rights
in Contested Public Spaces
An International Symposium
Jerusalem, 23-24 February 2015
Beit Maiersdorf, Mount Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
DAY 1: Monday, 23 February 2015
DAY 2: Tuesday, 24 February 2015
17:00-17:20 Reception
09:45-10:30 Second Session: Economic and Corporate
17:20-17:30 Greetings
Prof. Yuval Shany / Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem; Member, UN Human Rights
17:30-20:00 Opening Session: Fighting for Women's
International Human Rights through the
Prof. Frances Raday / Director, Concord Research
Institute for Integration of International Law in Israel,
College of Management; Professor Emeritus, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem; Chairperson-Rapporteur, UN
Working Group on Discrimination against women in
law and in practice
Prof. Guy Davidov / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Heidi Gottfried / Wayne State University
Why Worker's Rights are not Women's Rights
10:45-12:15 Third Session: The Urban Political Space
Dr. Hala Khoury-Bisharat / Carmel Academic College
Dr. Yifat Bitton / College of Management
Female Fear, Feminine Perspective and Feminist
Solution: Reclaiming Safety in Public Spaces
MK Merav Michaeli / Knesset (Israeli Parliament)
Revision – The Need for a Feminist Challenging of
the Basic Structures, Definitions and Institutions of
Our World Today
Judicial Perspectives - Keynote Addresses
Justice Rosalie Abella / Supreme Court of Canada
A Generation of Rights for Women : A Canadian
Prof. Ruth Rubio-Marin / European University
Parity Democracy under National and International
Human Rights Law
Justice Daphne Barak-Erez / Supreme Court of Israel
Equal Rights for Women in Israel: An Institutional and
Contextual Analysis
12:30-14:00 Fourth Session: Religious Spheres of
Civil Society Perspectives – Round Table
Prof. Ahmad Natour / Hebrew University of
Jerusalem; Former President, Sharia Court of
Prof. Mary Anne Case / University of Chicago
Does Complementarity Entail Parity?
Participants: Adv. Avinoam Cohen / Tel Aviv University and College
of Management
Adv. Tziona Koenig-Yair / National Commissioner,
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission,
Ministry of Economy
Adv. Orna Lin / Orna Lin and Co.
Dr. Yofi Tirosh / Tel-Aviv University
The False Dichotomy between Segregation and
Prof. Zvi Triger / College of Management
Women's Presence in the Public Sphere as a Crime
against Patriarchy
Conference discussions will be in English.
For registration and Information: Please contact the Minerva Center for Human Rights by phone (02-588-1156) or e-mail ([email protected]).
To gain entrance to the campus: Pedestrians must present ID card and this invitation at any gate. Drivers must present ID card and this invitation at the Humanities gate only.
The organizers are grateful for the generous assistance of:
The Faculty of Social Sciences