From Soft to Hard Law: Moving Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security Across the Spectrum


Fujio, Christy. 2008. “From Soft to Hard Law: Moving Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security Across the Spectrum.” Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law 9 (1): 215–35.

Author: Christy Fujio


The article discusses the significance of adopting the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The section briefly reports on the history of the Resolution's adoption and explain why the Security Council's amendment is revolutionary. It examines the language of the Resolution, what it calls for and who is responsible for implementing it on domestic and international levels. It also explores on where the amendment falls in the concept of soft to hard law and whether it matters.

Topics: Gender, Women, Security, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325

Year: 2008

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