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Burman, Monica, Professor
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Burman, M. & Svensson, E.-M. (2018). Women's human rights in the governance of the Arctic: gender equality and violence against indigenous women. The Yearbook of Polar Law, 9(1), 53-78
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women's human rights in the governance of the Arctic: gender equality and violence against indigenous women
2018 (English)In: The Yearbook of Polar Law, ISSN 1876-8814, E-ISSN 2211-6427, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 53-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies show a lack of deference and activities when it comes to women's human rights and gender equality in the multi-level governance of the Arctic. According to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, women in the Arctic are vulnerable, in particular indigenous and rural women. Their rights are not upheld in the Arctic states for example when it comes to exposure to violence, equal participation in governing bodies, and economic self-support. The public governing bodies have almost no focus on gender equality at all, despite far-reaching international obligations and, for several of the states, national ambitious agendas for gender equality politics. International instruments with obligations to strive for gender equality, such as the CEDAW, the ILO Convention 169 and UNDRIP, are scarcely referred to and not sufficiently implemented by the public governance bodies. The aim of this article is to raise awareness of the obligations set up by human rights documents to promote women' rights in the governance of the Arctic, in order to put pressure on the states to develop strategies for a future gender equal governance. We have a special focus on the general lack of awareness within public governance, and on men's intimate partner violence against indigenous women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill | Nijhoff, 2018
Keywords
governance, the Arctic, women’s human rights, gender equality, violence against indigenous women, The Arctic Council
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155063 (URN)10.1163/22116427_009010004 (DOI)978-90-04-34241-5 (ISBN)
Note

ISBN: 9789004342415 (hbk)

Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. & Gunnarsson, Å. (2017). Editorial: Welcome to the Nordic Journal on Law and Society!. Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 1(1-2), 4-5
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: Welcome to the Nordic Journal on Law and Society!
2017 (English)In: Nordic Journal on Law and Society, E-ISSN 2002-7788, Vol. 1, no 1-2, p. 4-5Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Juridiskt Forum, 2017
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141100 (URN)10.36368/njolas.v1i01-02.25 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-25 Created: 2017-10-25 Last updated: 2019-09-11Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2017). Men's intimate partner violence against Sami women: a Swedish blind spot. Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 1(1-2), 194-215
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men's intimate partner violence against Sami women: a Swedish blind spot
2017 (English)In: Nordic Journal on Law and Society, E-ISSN 2002-7788, Vol. 1, no 1-2, p. 194-215Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to map the Swedish context regarding men’s intimate partner violence against Sami women and (1) discuss what knowledge and perspectives that dominates that context, and (2) reflect upon possible starting points formeeting the need for knowledge. The outline shows that men’s intimate partner violence against Sami women is a blind spot in Sweden. Important aspects, such as human rights and colonialism, are neglected in the policy discourse. At the most, the policy discourse includes abused Sami women in the problematic category “particular vulnerable groups”. The author argues for a need to problematize if and how responsibility is taken for addressing and responding to the violence and suggests a postcolonial and intersectional approach that centers around how the imbalance of power and control runs through abused women’s experiences. Finally, the author highlights how such an approach also is a matter of indigenous research ethics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Juridiskt Forum, 2017
Keywords
intimate partner violence, Sami women, indigenous rights, policy, postcolonialism
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141080 (URN)10.36368/njolas.v1i01-02.18 (DOI)
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority
Available from: 2017-10-24 Created: 2017-10-24 Last updated: 2019-09-11Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2016). Fathers' Rights in Swedish Family Law Reform: Taking Account of Fathers' Violence Against Mothers. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 28(1), 152-181
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fathers' Rights in Swedish Family Law Reform: Taking Account of Fathers' Violence Against Mothers
2016 (English)In: Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, ISSN 0832-8781, E-ISSN 1911-0235, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 152-181Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A strong assumption in Swedish family law that shared parenting and parentalcooperation post-separation or divorce are preferred creates, as in many otherjurisdictions, problems for mothers who try to protect themselves and their childrenfrom violent fathers. Changes in law during the last decade have, however,weakened the assumption that joint custody and extensive contact with violentfathers are the normal legal outcomes. This article analyzes how fathers’ rights discourses since 2006 have been visible in, and influenced by, Swedish law reformprocesses on child custody and related issues, taking particular account of thecontext of fathers’ violence against mothers. In the analysis, fathers’ violenceagainst mothers is situated within a Swedish gender equality context, and fourdomains of law and policy that are related to fathers’ violence against mothersare delineated as an analytical framework in order to understand the dynamicsof fathers’ rights discourses in relation to the law reforms. The study shows thatfathers’ rights groups have been active and that their discourses are visible in thelegislative documents but that the space for fathers’ rights discourses has beensomewhat restricted in law reforms since 2006. However, the author argues thatthe four law and policy domains seem to lack the ability to counteract fathers’rights discourses regarding economic issues. Moreover, discourses on children’srights, interests, protection, and well-being that are present within all domainshave been more influential on the outcomes of the reforms than gendered discourseson fathers’ violence against mothers. Even though gendered discourses onviolence seem to have played a role in counteracting fathers’ rights discourses,gendered discourses have struggled at the same time to influence several domainsrelated to fathers’ violence against mothers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016
Keywords
gender, violence, family law, fathers' rights
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121742 (URN)10.3138/cjwl.28.1.152 (DOI)000374882500007 ()
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2016). Ungdomspåföljder och barns rättigheter. In: Stefan Strömberg, Charlotte Kugelberg, Petter Asp, Anders Eka, Boel Flodgren, Mikael Mellqvist (Ed.), Svensk juristtidning 100 år: (pp. 162-175). Uppsala: Iustus förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungdomspåföljder och barns rättigheter
2016 (Swedish)In: Svensk juristtidning 100 år / [ed] Stefan Strömberg, Charlotte Kugelberg, Petter Asp, Anders Eka, Boel Flodgren, Mikael Mellqvist, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2016, p. 162-175Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna artikel problematiseras rättsutvecklingen av ungdomspåföljderna ur ett barnrättsperspektiv, med fokus på påföljden ungdomsvård och dess föregångare. Det huvudsakliga intresset är inriktat mot att bidra till den straffrättspolitiska diskussionen genom att visa hur den spänning mellan behandling och förtjänst som finns i straffrätten kan förstås och utmanas ur ett barnrättsperspektiv. Artikeln beskriver vilka rättigheter barn som begår brott har enligt internationell barnrätt, hur den svenska rättsutvecklingen på området ser ut samt belyser hur barns rättigheter har synliggjorts i straffrättsliga förarbeten. Författaren visar bl.a. på hur olika påföljdsfrågor kan vara problematiska ur ett barnrättsperspektiv och argumenterar för att barns rättigheter inte nämnvärt har inverkat på rättsutvecklingen av påföljden ungdomsvård trots att barnperspektiv har lyfts fram som en väsentlig aspekt under senare tids reformer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2016
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
straffrätt
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118518 (URN)978-91-7678-922-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-22 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2014). Blaming violent men - A challenge to the Swedish criminal law on provocation. Women's Studies: International Forum, 46, 88-95
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blaming violent men - A challenge to the Swedish criminal law on provocation
2014 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 46, p. 88-95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Feminists have long criticized how provocations narrative of a woman 'asking for it' functions as a legal 'abuse excuse' for violent men and confirms their rationalizations and justifications for violence. This article aims to challenge a particular aspect of provocation in Swedish criminal law namely, a tendency to individualize and subjectivize culpability in a way that suggests that the individual male perpetrator's specific understanding of his violence should be the perspective from which to understand and judge his violence. Criminal legal culpability is approached as an important aspect in the relationships between gender, power, and violence, and the author argues that the notion of culpability should be changed in two respects. The tendency to regard emotions as 'factual' should be replaced by an evaluative view on emotions and men's responsibility for their emotional responses to women should be judged by acknowledging how values and reasons intersect with power relations

Keywords
provocation, criminal law, gender, violence
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
straffrätt
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95527 (URN)10.1016/j.wsif.2013.12.005 (DOI)000342475200012 ()
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. & Öhman, A. (2014). Challenging gender and violence: Positions and discourses in Swedish and international contexts. Women's Studies: International Forum, 46, 81-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging gender and violence: Positions and discourses in Swedish and international contexts
2014 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 46, p. 81-82Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Keywords
gender, violence, Sweden
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95523 (URN)10.1016/j.wsif.2013.12.004 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2013). Genusperspektiv på straffrätt. In: Kerstin Nordlöf (Ed.), Argumentation i nordisk straffrätt: (pp. 9-30). Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genusperspektiv på straffrätt
2013 (Swedish)In: Argumentation i nordisk straffrätt / [ed] Kerstin Nordlöf, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik , 2013, p. 9-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik, 2013
Keywords
straffrätt, genus, perspektiv
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
straffrätt
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70397 (URN)978-91-39-11296-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-05-15 Created: 2013-05-15 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2012). Immigrant Women Facing Male Partner Violence - Gender, Race and Power in Swedish Alien and Criminal Law. feminists@law, 2(1), 1-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Immigrant Women Facing Male Partner Violence - Gender, Race and Power in Swedish Alien and Criminal Law
2012 (English)In: feminists@law, ISSN 2046-9551, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-26Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the ways in which gender and race are recognized and addressed in Swedish criminal and alien law with reference to men’s violence against women with insecure residency. It offers an analysis of Swedish preparatory works and case law which seeks to unmask and problematize intersecting power structures and discourses in law. The analysis shows that a perspective on men’s violence against women as related to gender and power to some extent has been implemented in and had significant effects on criminal law, while the significance of race and racism has not been properly acknowledged. Swedish alien law is blatantly lacking in an understanding both in terms of gender power relations and of the ways in which men’s violence against women can be racialized or culturalized. The main conclusion is that there are significant processes of ‘othering’ abused women in both legal areas, but especially in alien law where abused migrant women are constructed as unwanted in the Swedish society when no longer fulfilling their function as men’s partners. The author argues that the notions that men’s violence against women always harms women and is about the assertion of power and control over women should be placed at the centre of an intersectional approach to law and policy. Such an approach will hopefully contribute to counteract current Swedish problems associated with a simplified approach to gender, race and men’s violence against women.

Keywords
violence, gender, race, intersectionality
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57991 (URN)
Available from: 2012-08-23 Created: 2012-08-22 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Burman, M. (2012). Mäns våld mot kvinnor, mänskliga rättigheter och jämställdhet: Bakgrund och kritiska perspektiv. In: Eva Eriksson (Ed.), Kvinnor och barn i rättens gränsland: SOU 2012:45 Betänkande av utredningen om kvinnor som utsätts för våld efter att ha beviljats uppehållstillstånd i Sverige på grund av anknytning. (pp. 55-75). Stockholm: Fritzes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mäns våld mot kvinnor, mänskliga rättigheter och jämställdhet: Bakgrund och kritiska perspektiv
2012 (Swedish)In: Kvinnor och barn i rättens gränsland: SOU 2012:45 Betänkande av utredningen om kvinnor som utsätts för våld efter att ha beviljats uppehållstillstånd i Sverige på grund av anknytning. / [ed] Eva Eriksson, Stockholm: Fritzes, 2012, p. 55-75Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Fritzes, 2012
Series
Statens offentliga utredningar, ISSN 0375-250X ; 2012:45
Keywords
våld mot kvinnor, uppehållstillstånd, anknytning, jämställdhet
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57012 (URN)978-91-38-23759-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-07-02 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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