Second International Workshop on Gender Issues in Philosophy of
Law and Legal Reasoning (GePhiL2024)
Jessica Holl (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main / Universität Erfurt)
Diogo Sasdelli (Technical University of Munich)
Luana Souto (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais)
Mariana Avelar (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais /Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Interdisciplinary research on the intersection between Gender Studies and Law has been
enjoying increased attention from Scholars of various fields. Recent developments in Gender
Studies, arising especially from the areas of Queer and Feminist Theories, have led to the
proposal of new paradigms for the analysis of the several aspects of normativity – with
important consequences for all areas of Practical Philosophy, including Philosophy of Law. A
gender approach to Legal Theory and Methodology and Philosophy of Law demands a
thorough reflection not only on the subjects chosen for investigation but also on the way
these fields have been developing, especially with respect to the employed methodology. An
understanding of Law that critically questions the foundations of its own structure, and
therefore does not postulate man (and man alone) as being the sole measure of all things
(frequently presented as a neutral parameter), plays an essential part in the task of achieving
social, political and economic gender equality. Such a perspective is essential to rethink Legal
Theory within the current challenges of the rule of law and democracy.
Considering the interdisciplinary nature of the topic – and building on the discussions
initiated during the First International Workshop on Gender Issues in Philosophy of Law and
Legal Reasoning (held during IVR2022, Bucharest) – the Second International Workshop on
Gender Issues in Philosophy of Law and Legal Reasoning (GePhil2024) shall address the
various epistemic-theoretical, ethical and methodological concerns arising from a gender
approach to Philosophy of Law and Legal Reasoning. Moreover, the discussion of genderrelated legal issues raised by new technologies, e.g., artificial intelligence, or arising within
the realm of Legal Informatics, shall be considered, taking into account the strong bond
between these new technologies and the future of democracy, in which respect a gender
perspective is urgent.
Hence, GePhil2024 aims at clarifying questions such as
• How do issues arising from the field of Gender Studies contribute to the development of
Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law?
• What are the implications of a transversal gender perspective upon the law?
• What are the implications of Feminist Ethics on the moral dimension of law (e.g., Natural
Law Theory, Human Rights, Non-Positivism, Radbruch’s Formula)
• How does a gender perspective on Legal Theory challenge universalist and objectivist
• How do gender issues reflect on Legal Methodology and/or legal logic?
• What are the inter-relations between gender issues, Legal Theory, the rule of law, and
• Gender, queerness, and discriminatory technologies
• Sexuality, gender, and privacy/data protection
• Gender and the regulation of new technologies, e.g., platforms
• Legal/Moral aspects of Sex-Robots
• Robots and gender
• Love, sexuality, family, fertility, dating apps and their regulation
The workshop invites contributions that approach these and related questions from various
perspectives, especially Legal Theory, Philosophy of Law, and Gender Studies. Accepted
papers shall be presented and discussed during the workshop. A later publication of
accepted papers is intended.
Submission of proposals
All interested applicants are invited to send an abstract (max. 500 words) and a brief
academic CV (under 200 words), written in English, by January 15th, 2024 (early booking
registration) and fill out the registration form provided in the IVR 2024 website according to
the schedule provided by the Conference Organizing Committee. For non-early booking
registrations, a second round for submissions will remain open from January 16th until April
Applications are to be sent to email@example.com
A decision on applications submitted until January 15th, 2024, will be informed by January
A decision on applications submitted until April 10th, 2024, will be informed by April 25th,
The workshop shall be held in English.