POSTS BY Ruth Rubio Marín

Parität in Deutschland und Europa

In diesem Beitrag nehmen wir die deutschen Entwicklungen und Debatten vor dem Hintergrund der europäischen in den Blick. Dabei geht es primär um eine Frage gesetzgeberischer Ermessenspielräume. Die sind insbesondere dort weit, wo, wie hier, der Wortlaut der jeweiligen Verfassungen selbst keine klaren Aussagen enthält, wissenschaftlicher Dissens besteht und internationale und europäische Entwicklungen Quotenregelungen im politischen Bereichen ganz überwiegend für vertretbar und teilweise sogar zur Steigerung demokratischer Legitimität für angezeigt halten.

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Parity laws in Germany – Caving in to Gender Backlash or Consolidating Women’s Citizenship Status?

In this contribution we examine the German developments in light of broader European debates. Though we believe that the German Basic Law can support stronger arguments for parity laws in representative political institutions, we do not need to make such stronger arguments here to defend the constitutionality of parity laws. For what is at stake is ultimately a question of legislative discretion: whether German legislatures are allowed to pass parity laws as a matter of state and federal constitutional law. Such legislative discretion is particularly appropriate where the constitutional text itself provides no clear standards, academic commentators disagree and where – as in this case – there exists a significant European trend towards adopting gender quotas with regional and international institutions repeatedly encouraging the adoption of such laws.

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Parität in Parlamenten – eine Einführung

In einer idealen Welt bräuchte es kein Paritätsgesetz. Kandidaten würden nach politischen Motiven und ihren politischen Fähigkeiten ausgewählt, Parlamente würden im Großen und Ganzen die Bevölkerung widerspiegeln und das Geschlecht wäre kaum einer Erwähnung wert. In der politischen Realität in Deutschland und anderen Staaten sieht es anders aus.

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Gender Parity in Parliaments – an Introduction

In an ideal world, there would be no laws mandating equal representation of men and women. Candidates for political offices would be selected according to their ability and political programs, representative bodies would roughly represent the composition of society, and the gender of the candidates would hardly be worth mentioning. In the political reality in Germany and elsewhere things are different.

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Women’s Europe: Voices in Times of Covid

These are 20 voices of European women and men joining in a video series launched on YouTube with personalities from the academic, political and European associationism world, many of them from EUI alumni and staff. They want to remind European and national institutions that will not let this crisis, like so many others in the past, to be settled with a bill that is disproportionately paid by women.

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The Constitutional Status of Women in Turkey at a Crossroads: Reflections from Comparison

Since its foundation, the Turkish Republic took the enhanced status of women to epitomize its promise of modernity. Yet to the extent that women’s equality was even articulated in Turkey, as well as anywhere else in that time, its expression was primarily sought in the public, not in the private, domain. Sex inequalities are still present in the Turkish legal order and the Turkish Constitutional Court has thus far had an erratic jurisprudence, sometimes prioritizing the need to overcome gender stereotypes and hierarchies, sometimes justifying unequal treatment and perpetuating such gender stereotypes.

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