Document Type


Publication Title

Michigan Journal of International Law

Publication Date

Fall 1991


Using the analytic framework developed in connection with international human rights law, I will argue that elevating women's universal concerns to the status of internationally recognized rights would both encourage women's participation in public life and promote peace. "Nurturing rights" refers both to certain kinds of rights and to the process by which rights in general may be cultivated. Its dual meanings reflect the dual objectives of this essay: first, to define and describe nurturing rights and second, to urge their cultivation as a means of promoting peace.