Monday 23 October 2023

Intersectional Rewrites Project

An interesting project has been launched online this year, entitled Intersectional Rewrites: European Court of Human Rights Judgments Reimagined. Leading eventually both to a book as well as to a blog series (see the call for blog contributions below), this is the summary of the project as worded by its creators:

'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, discrimination, and other human rights harms. This 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 and help illustrate that people with intersecting identities experience discrimination not as an additive phenomenon somehow understandable through the simplistic lens of comparison, but in a complex form only comprehensible through a careful examination of their lived experience.

Blog Symposium

The Intersectional Rewrites project is hosting a blog symposium, dedicated to examining the role intersectional analysis plays and could play in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. This blog symposium is designed to complement the Intersectional Rewrites book project by providing an open space for creative thinking on the issues in relation to a wider range of case law than can be covered in the book.  

Call for submissions

We invite submissions of blogs of no more than 1,500 words. Blogs should be submitted in English, by 31 October 2023, to A group of authors and editors of Intersectional Rewrites will select blogs for publication and offer editorial support. We expect blogs to appear on the website from January 2024.  

There is no restriction on authors, we invite: students, academics, practising lawyers, and anyone else interested in the subject to submit a blog. The only limitation on subject matter is that blogs should relate to the European Court of Human Rights and the critical paradigm of intersectionality. We expect bloggers will want to have a go at rewriting small parts of judgments or critique specific rulings, but we welcome other approaches. If you have doubts about your planned approach, feel free to get in touch.'