Looking at judgments through a feminist lens

06 Nov



TWO Supreme Court judgments will be analysed with a feminist eye in a Faculty-hosted event.

The Scottish Feminist Judgments Project looks at court decisions and whether the outcome might have been different if the judge had adopted a feminist perspective.

In a seminar by the Scottish Public Law Group, and chaired by Lady Carmichael, the cases to be considered are Salvesen v Riddell (legislative competence of Scottish Parliament) and Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Anor (midwives’ supervisory role in abortions).

Strathclyde University’s Professor Aileen McHarg will discuss the first case, and the second will be addressed by Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra and Dr Emily Postan, of Edinburgh University.

The free event is from 5:30 pm on Thursday, 8 November, at the Faculty’s Mackenzie Building. Details at http://splg.co.uk/the-scottish-feminist-judgments-project-an-insight/