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Frances Raday, Professor of Law

Frances Raday, Professor of Law

Posisions regarding women and gender

United Nations appointment
• Expert Member, UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (2000-2003)

Chair of academic institutions and editorship of academic journals
• Chair of the Israeli Association for Freedom of Science, Religion and Culture (Present)
• Chair of the Israeli Association of Feminist and Gender Studies (2000 – 2007)
• Chair of the Academic Committee of the Minerva Center for Human Rights (1996 – 2000)
• Chair of the Lafer Center for Women’s Studies, Hebrew University (1992-1996)

Human rights activities
• Founding Chair, Israel Women's Network Legal Center (1986-1992).

Counsel in human rights litigation
• Counsel before the Supreme Court as High Court of Justice, in precedent-setting labour law, human rights and discrimination litigation (1979 to present)
 Women’s constitutional rights to equality in religious ritual at public sites (Women of the Wall)
 Sex discrimination in retirement age

Honours and awards

• Israel Bar Association Prize for Excellent Women Lawyers
• Israel Women Network Prize for Outstanding Contribution

Publications regarding women and gender

Books and monographs

1. WOMEN’S STATUS IN LAW AND SOCIETY (editor and contributing author, Shocken, Jerusalem, sub-editors: Shalev & Liban-Kobi, 1995) (Hebrew).

2. THE STATUS OF WOMEN – CONCEPTUAL PAMPHLET (Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 1989) (Hebrew).

Refereed articles

1. Traditionalist Religious and Cultural Challengers – International and Constitutional Human Rights Responses (ISRAEL LAW REVIEW, forthcoming).

2. Profile of Justice Barak: Equality in a Jewish and Democratic State (MISHPATIM, forthcoming).

3. Claiming Equality in Religious Identity– the Case of the Women of the Wall: a Supreme Court, 24 HAMISHPAT 10 (2007) (Hebrew).

4. Culture, Religion and Gender, 1 I.CON, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 663 (2003).

5. On Equality – Judicial Profiles, 35 ISR. L. REV. 380 (2003).

6. Army, Feminism and Citizenship – Catch 22, 9 PLILIM 185 (Hebrew).

7. Religion, Secularism and Human Rights, 7 MACHSHAVOT 22 (2000) (Hebrew).

8. Women in Law in Israel – A Study of the Relationship between Professional Integration and Feminism, 12 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 525 (1996).

9. Religion, Multiculturalism and Equality: The Israeli Case, 25 ISRAEL YEAR BOOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS 193 (1995).

10. On Affirmative Action, 3 LAW AND GOVERNMENT 145 (1995) (Hebrew).

11. On Equality, 24 MISHPATIM 241 (1994) (Hebrew).

12. Incorporation of Religious Patriarchy in a Modern State, 4 INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY, Family Law and Gender Bias: Comparative Perspectives 209 (1992).

13. Equality of Women under Israeli Law?, 27 JERUSALEM QUARTERLY 81 (1983).

Chapters in books

1. Commentary on Convention for Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Art 11, OUP (forthcoming).

2. The Montheisms, Patriarchy and the Constitutional Right to Human Dignity in Israel Family, in GENDER AND LAW IN A GLOBALIZING MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA (Kenneth M.Cuno & Manisha Desai Eds., Syracuse University Press, 2008).

3. Entries on CEDAW and CERD, in THE NEW OXFORD COMPANION TO LAW (2007).

4. Culture, Religion and CEDAW’s Article 5(a), in THE CIRCLE OF EMPOWERMENT: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling & Cees Flinterman eds., The Feminist Press
at CUNY, 2007).

5. Feminist Legal Theory, Legislation and Litigation in Israel – a Retrospective, in STUDIES IN LAW, GENDER AND FEMINISM (Daphna Barak-Erez, ed. Nevo Publ) (Hebrew) forthcoming.

6. Claiming Equal Religious Personhood: Women of the Wall`s Constitutional Saga, in RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE, A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GERMAN, ISRAELI, AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 255 (Winfried Brugger & Michael Karayanni Eds., Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, 2007).

7. CEDAW’S Substantive Equality and it’s Ideological Challengers, in EQUALITY AS A SOCIAL RIGHT: TOWARDS A CONCEPT OF SUBSTANTIVE EQUALITY IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (coordinated by Judy Fudge, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 2006). http://www.iisj.net/antBuspre.asp?cod=3657&nombre=3657&prt=1

8. Women's Human Rights: Dichotomy between Religion and Secularism in Israel, in ISRAELI DEMOCRACY AT THE CROSSROADS (Raphael Cohen-Almagor ed., London: Routledge, 2005).

9. Religion, Secularism and Human Rights, in WILL TOLERANCE PREVAIL? MORAL EDUCATION IN PLURALISTIC WORLD (Yermiyahu Yovel & Ishai Menuchin eds., Magnes, Jerusalem, 2005) (Hebrew).

10. Systematizing the Application of Different Types of Temporary Special Measures under Article 4 of CEDAW, in TEMPORARY SPECIAL MEASURES 35 (Ineke Boerefijn et al. eds., Intersentia, Antwerp, Oxford, New York, 2003).

11. The Fight Against Silencing, in WOMEN OF THE WALL, CLAIMING SACRED GROUND AT JUDAISM'S HOLY SITE (Chesler et al. eds., Jewish Lights Publishing, New York, 2002).

12. The Israeli Perspective on Gender, Labour and the Family, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY – PROCEEDINGS Chapter 10 (UNESCO, 2001).

13. Equality for Women – a Changing Axiom, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY – PROCEEDINGS 13 (UNESCO, 2001).

14. Religion and Equality through the Perspective of Jurisprudence, in SEPHER BERENSON 34 (Aharon Barak ed., Nevo Jerusalem, 2000) (Hebrew).

15. Women’s Voice in Democracy, in BASIC ISSUES IN ISRAELI DEMOCRACY 143 (Raphael Cohen Almagor ed., Siphriat Poalim, 1999) (Hebrew).

16. The Concept of Gender Equality in a Jewish State, in SHIMON SHETREET, WOMEN IN LAW (1998).

17. On Equality, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN LAW AND SOCIETY 19-63 (Frances Raday ed., Carmel Shalev and Michal Liban-Kobi sub-eds., Shoken, Israel, 1995) (Hebrew).

18. Women in the Workforce, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN LAW AND SOCIETY, 64-116 (Frances Raday ed., Carmel Shalev and Michal Liban-Kobi sub-eds., Shoken, Israel, 1995) (Hebrew).

19. Women and law, in A DOUBLE BIND (co-editor and contributing author (with Daphna Izraeli et al.), Kibbutz HaMeuhad, 1982) (Hebrew).

Some selected papers presented at international conferences or as invited talks in academic years 2004-2007

• Appearance as legal commentator in documentary film on the Women of the Wall, appearing in Tel Aviv Cinemateque Festival, March 23rd 2007.

• “Degrees of Culpability- Criminal, Disciplinary and Public”, Conference on The Law for Prevention of Sexual Harassment, University of Ben Gurion, 26th Mar 2007 (Hebrew).

• “CEDAW’s Substantive Equality and its Ideological Challengers”, IISL Workshop, Onati, Spain, June 2006.

• “Feminist Ritual in Orthodox Judaism – a Constitutional Saga”, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London, October 2006.

• “Religious Freedom: Whose freedom, Whose Autonomy?”, University of Oslo, Human Rights at the Interface Conference, March 2006.

• “Women in Israeli Democracy”, Tel Aviv-Yafo Academy, May 2006.

• Women of the Wall – the Fight Against Silencing”, Yale University, May 2005 (invited lecture).

• “Religion, Culture, Race and Gender”, University of Oslo, Scandinavian Crossroads Conference, May 2005 (keynote lecture).

• “Equality and Post Equality”, 9th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Women, Women’s World Congress, Seoul, South Korea, June 2005.

• “Religion, Culture and Human Rights – Empathy and the Other”, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg University, July 2005.

• “Feminist Analysis of Protective Labour Law”, Annual Conference of the Israel Labour Law Assoc., April 2005 (Hebrew).

• “Trafficking – the Sexual Exploitation of Women”, Concord Research Center, Rishon LeZion,
December 2005.

• “Monotheisms, Patriarchy and Human Dignity”, University of Illinois, Oct. 2004.

• “Self-Determination and Minority Rights – the Israeli-Palestinian Case”, University of Illinois, Oct. 2004.

• “Beyond Formal Equality in the Workplace”, Cornell University, Oct 2004.

• "Human Rights as Empathy – Beyond Religion and Liberalism", Cornell University, invited lecture, Oct 2004.


Human Rights Publications – Prof. Frances Raday

Books and monographs

1. THE SEPARATION BARRIER – INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS (co-editor and contributing author (with Yuval Shany), Concord Research Institute for Integration of International Law in Israel, 2004) (Hebrew).

2. WOMEN’S STATUS IN LAW AND SOCIETY (editor and contributing author, Shocken, Jerusalem, sub-editors: Shalev & Liban-Kobi, 1995) (Hebrew).

3. THE STATUS OF WOMEN – CONCEPTUAL PAMPHLET (Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 1989) (Hebrew).

Refereed articles

1. Traditionalist Religious and Cultural Challengers – International and Constitutional Human Rights Responses (ISRAEL LAW REVIEW, forthcoming).

2. The Constitutionalisation of Social Rights, 21 HAMISHPAT 641 (2007) (with Eran Golan) (Hebrew).

3. The Neo-liberal Contribution to the failed treatment to the citizens in the second Lebanon War: questions to Eilon and Vinograd Committee`s, 3 THE PLAN FOR ECONOMY & SOCIETY 12 (2007) (Hebrew).

4. Claiming Equality in Religious Identity– the Case of the Women of the Wall: a Supreme Court, 24 HAMISHPAT 10 (2007) (Hebrew).

5. Self-Determination and Minority Rights, 26 FORDHAM INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 453 (2003).

6. Culture, Religion and Gender, 1 I.CON, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 663 (2003).

7. On Equality – Judicial Profiles, 35 ISR. L. REV. 380 (2003).

8. Army, Feminism and Citizenship – Catch 22, 9 PLILIM 185 (Hebrew).

9. Privatising Human Rights and the Abuse of Power, 13 CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE 103 (2000).

10. Religion, Secularism and Human Rights, 7 MACHSHAVOT 22 (2000) (Hebrew).

11. Women in Law in Israel – A Study of the Relationship between Professional Integration and Feminism, 12 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 525 (1996).

12. Religion, Multiculturalism and Equality: The Israeli Case, 25 ISRAEL YEAR BOOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS 193 (1995).

13. On Affirmative Action, 3 LAW AND GOVERNMENT 145 (1995) (Hebrew).

14. Privatisation of Human Rights and the Abuse of Power, 23 MISHPATIM 21 (1994) (Hebrew).

15. On Equality, 24 MISHPATIM 241 (1994) (Hebrew).

16. Incorporation of Religious Patriarchy in a Modern State, 4 INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY, Family Law and Gender Bias: Comparative Perspectives 209 (1992).

17. Equality of Women under Israeli Law?, 27 JERUSALEM QUARTERLY 81 (1983).

18. Chronique de jurisprudence Israelienne (avec Professor Levontin et Dr. Goldwater), JOURNAL DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL 105 (1978).

Chapters in books

1. Commentary on Convention for Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Art 11, OUP (forthcoming).

2. The Montheisms, Patriarchy and the Constitutional Right to Human Dignity in Israel Family, in GENDER AND LAW IN A GLOBALIZING MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA (Kenneth M.Cuno & Manisha Desai Eds., Syracuse University Press, 2008).

3. Entries on CEDAW and CERD, in THE NEW OXFORD COMPANION TO LAW (2007).

4. Culture, Religion and CEDAW’s Article 5(a), in THE CIRCLE OF EMPOWERMENT: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling & Cees Flinterman eds., The Feminist Press
at CUNY, 2007).

5. Feminist Legal Theory, Legislation and Litigation in Israel – a Retrospective, in STUDIES IN LAW, GENDER AND FEMINISM (Daphna Barak-Erez, ed. Nevo Publ) (Hebrew) forthcoming.

6. Claiming Equal Religious Personhood: Women of the Wall`s Constitutional Saga, in RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE, A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GERMAN, ISRAELI, AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 255 (Winfried Brugger & Michael Karayanni Eds., Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, 2007).

7. CEDAW’S Substantive Equality and it’s Ideological Challengers, in EQUALITY AS A SOCIAL RIGHT: TOWARDS A CONCEPT OF SUBSTANTIVE EQUALITY IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (coordinated by Judy Fudge, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 2006). http://www.iisj.net/antBuspre.asp?cod=3657&nombre=3657&prt=1

8. Women's Human Rights: Dichotomy between Religion and Secularism in Israel, in ISRAELI DEMOCRACY AT THE CROSSROADS (Raphael Cohen-Almagor ed., London: Routledge, 2005).

9. Religion, Secularism and Human Rights, in WILL TOLERANCE PREVAIL? MORAL EDUCATION IN PLURALISTIC WORLD (Yermiyahu Yovel & Ishai Menuchin eds., Magnes, Jerusalem, 2005) (Hebrew).

10. Systematizing the Application of Different Types of Temporary Special Measures under Article 4 of CEDAW, in TEMPORARY SPECIAL MEASURES 35 (Ineke Boerefijn et al. eds., Intersentia, Antwerp, Oxford, New York, 2003).

11. The Fight Against Silencing, in WOMEN OF THE WALL, CLAIMING SACRED GROUND AT JUDAISM'S HOLY SITE (Chesler et al. eds., Jewish Lights Publishing, New York, 2002).

12. The Israeli Perspective on Gender, Labour and the Family, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY – PROCEEDINGS Chapter 10 (UNESCO, 2001).

13. Equality for Women – a Changing Axiom, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY – PROCEEDINGS 13 (UNESCO, 2001).

14. Religion and Equality through the Perspective of Jurisprudence, in SEPHER BERENSON 34 (Aharon Barak ed., Nevo Jerusalem, 2000) (Hebrew).

15. Women’s Voice in Democracy, in BASIC ISSUES IN ISRAELI DEMOCRACY 143 (Raphael Cohen Almagor ed., Siphriat Poalim, 1999) (Hebrew).

16. The Concept of Gender Equality in a Jewish State, in SHIMON SHETREET, WOMEN IN LAW (1998).

17. On Equality, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN LAW AND SOCIETY 19-63 (Frances Raday ed., Carmel Shalev and Michal Liban-Kobi sub-eds., Shoken, Israel, 1995) (Hebrew).

18. Women in the Workforce, in THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN LAW AND SOCIETY, 64-116 (Frances Raday ed., Carmel Shalev and Michal Liban-Kobi sub-eds., Shoken, Israel, 1995) (Hebrew).

19. Socio-dynamic Equality – the Contribution of the Adversarial Process, in THE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES 141 (Shlomo Slonim ed., Praeger Publ, 1990).

20. Pragmatism versus Principles, in MEMORIAM ZVI BAR NIV 110 (Ramot Publishing Hse., Tel-Aviv, 1987).

21. Women and law, in A DOUBLE BIND (co-editor and contributing author (with Daphna Izraeli et al.), Kibbutz HaMeuhad, 1982) (Hebrew).

22. Law and the Layman, in ESSAYS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Hillman ed., 1966).