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講者：Anna High 博士，奧塔哥大學法律學院副教授
Frontiers of Law and Gender Webinar Series
Sexual Dignity and Rape Law
Contemporary understanding of sexual violence is often underpinned by 'consent' and 'sexual autonomy', but 'dignity' also emerges as a common juridical device in this context. Our speaker, Dr. Anna High, will trace the evolution of 'sexual dignity' as we move towards a feminist consensus on its definition. From there, Dr. High has developed a thematic framework to evaluate the use of 'dignity' in sexual violence caselaw across different common law jurisdictions, examining for emerging patterns in practice and assessing if they hold up to feminist accounts. Finally, the 'dignity' framework will be considered critically, highlighting its capaciousness as well as the pitfalls that come with it. Join us for an essential discussion on the power of legal language, and how it may influence legal, moral and political discourses on sexual violence.
Dr. Anna High is an Associate Professor from the University of Otago and the co-director of the Otago Centre for Law and Society. Her research focuses are feminist theory/sexual violence, evidence law, and Chinese law.
HKU Faculty of Law's Associate Professor and Convenor of Women’s Studies Research Centre, Puja Kapai, will also join this webinar as a discussant.
Date: May 4, 2023
視頻回放 (YouTube) :
01:32 “Dignity Talk” in Sexual Violence Case-law and Media
05:10 Dignity’s Moral Authority
10:43 Sexual Dignity in Feminist Theory
14:30 Sexual Dignity in Case Law
23:25 Discussion and Critique
29:37 Puja Kapai’s Comments
43:07 Q&A Session
Dr. High's paper (PDF version) 下載：