Equality Law in Context: Illuminating Intersections in Search for Global Justice (BCCE Annual Conference)

28.-30.06.2023
Utrecht/NL

Das Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-discrimination Law (BCCE) veranstaltet seine 10. Jahreskonferenz vom 28. bis 30. Juni 2023 in Utrecht, Niederlande. Für das Thema "Equality Law in Context" (Gleichstellungsrecht im Kontext) können bis 15. November 2022 Beiträge eingereicht werden. Das BCCE veranstaltet jährlich Konferenzen in Städten auf der ganzen Welt. Neben Forscherinnen und Forscher haben dabei auch Gleichstellungsaktivisten die Möglichkeit, Vorträge zu halten und eine Vielzahl von Themen im Bereich des vergleichenden Gleichstellungs- und Antidiskriminierungsrechts zu diskutieren. 

Die kommende Konferenz soll Raum für kritische Überlegungen zum (vergleichenden) Gleichstellungsrecht bieten sowie für die Erprobung neuer Ideen, wie das Gleichstellungsrecht vorangebracht werden kann. Es werden insbesondere Beiträge gesucht, die versuchen, Überschneidungen zwischen dem Gleichstellungsrecht und anderen Rechtsgebieten (z. B. Arbeitsrecht, Strafrecht, Grundrechte, Wettbewerbsrecht usw.) sowie anderen Disziplinen (z. B. Soziologie, politische Theorie, politische Ökonomie, Geschichte, Gender- und Queer Studies, Wirtschaftswissenschaften usw.) und/oder intersektionellen Ungleichheiten (z. B. Rassismus, Sexismus, Klassenungleichheit, Behindertenfeindlichkeit usw.) zu beleuchten. Die Beiträge sollen das Gleichstellungsrecht im Kontext untersuchen und verschiedene rechtliche, empirische, symbolische und andere disziplinäre Methoden kombinieren.

Der Ausschreibungstext in Englischer Sprache:

Equality Law in Context: Illuminating Intersections in Search for Global Justice

The conference will provide a space for critical reflection on (comparative) equality law, and for trying out exciting new ideas about how to move equality law forward. The conference organizers particularly welcome submissions that seek to illuminate intersections between equality law and other fields of law (e.g. employment law, criminal law, fundamental rights law, competition law etc) as well as other disciplines (e.g. sociology, political theory, political economy, history, gender and queer studies, economics, etc) and/or intersectional inequalities (e.g. racism, sexism, class inequality, ableism, etc). They particularly encourage submissions that explore equality law in context, as well as combining different legal, empirical, symbolical and other disciplinary methods. 

There have been many calls to tackle deep-seated structural and intersectional discrimination in recent years, but so has the strong backlash against these campaigns. Indeed, in some places we see attempts to dismantle hard-won, progressive legal and policy change. In others, ongoing efforts to achieve much needed reform have been stalled or defeated.

With these realities in mind, the conference will consider possibilities for crafting effective short-term and long-term responses. These responses will incorporate a global perspective, engaging with societal partners and policy makers from around the world. They will also venture upon the premise that real change requires a more joined disciplinary approach, that considers how (in)equalities transpire in the narratives, images, etc., in the world around us and how legal rules and institutions find ground and work out in our daily environment. 

The comparative and different disciplinary insights and ideas presented by scholars and practitioners from around the world will enrich the conference experience. We hope to further expand the BCCE’s network and particularly encourage emerging scholars to join us.

Paper proposals may address the broader themes described above or any area of equality and anti-discrimination law. Specific conference sub-themes are:

  • Multidisciplinary equality law
  • Effective mainstreaming and enforcement
  • Intersectionality and structural forms of discrimination
  • Covid-19 and inequality in times of crises
  • Opposition to equality projects
  • Digital equality
  • Disability rights
  • Racial justice
  • Gender equality
  • LGBTQI equality
  • Climate justice and just transitions
  • Financial equity and living wage
  • Sexual harassment and violence
  • Global systemic racism

We plan to hold the conference on site in Utrecht. We will stream keynotes and make some of the recordings of the presentations available online.

Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (BCCE)

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination

BCCEUtrecht@uu.nl