Angry Women, Las Tesis and Mistrust in the Judiciary: What does feminist legal theory have to say?

Chinkin, Charlesworth and Wright claim that international law is a thoroughly gendered system and argue that both the structures of international lawmaking and the content of the rules of international law privilege men. They point out that feminist legal theory has the potential to contribute to the progressive development of international law by challenging the nature and operation of international law. Using the exposing nature of feminist legal theory as a tool, this paper aims to make a comparative analysis of women's narratives in Turkey and Mexico in the last decade and the overall mistrust in judiciary and public institutions, and explore what kinds of implications can women's mistrust in justice mechanisms have on international law, through the lessons taken from the studied cases.