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The law on the right to public breast feeding

Mugabi, Ivan 2016. The law on the right to public breast feeding. SSRN , pp. 1-14. 10.2139/ssrn.2714862

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Abstract

In this study a critical evaluation of the role of the law in cases where it is uncertain whether women are likely or unlikely to stand up to breastfeed shaming. In that context, this answer might be far from being clear. Considering the different schools of feminism and natural jurisprudence this right remains vital considering its links with the health rights of the child. However, this study shall explore the ways in which laws of breastfeeding have evolved. Bearing in mind the different schools of jurisprudence the presence as to the purpose of law in this area, there are varied opinions on the purpose of the law. The study explores the UK law in comparison to America in developing a clearer understanding of the ways in which the two societies are using the law to regulate issues of breastfeeding. Prisms of equality discrimination law and employment law are applied in both countries though on the basis of different conceptual and theoretical reasoning. For a global perspective of this area the absence of international clarity on how, why and when the law must protect breastfeeding is dealt with in times of time and situations of humanitarian emergencies. Lessons disability law might learn from breastfeeding wars are also highlighted. The vulnerability of breastfeeding in situations of armed conflicts or breastfeeding with disabilities is incidental to this piece.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Medicine
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Elsevier
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 15 January 2016
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 18:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/109659

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