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Family planning as individual rights and collective efforts – An analysis of discourses in international human rights law and Indonesian legislation

Nilsson, Johanna LU (2008) 5th Asian Law Institute Conference
Abstract
As is commonly known, the Indonesian national family planning programme, once celebrated for its success, now faces a number of challenges in the post-Soeharto context. One imminent issue is the programme’s conformity with international human rights standards with regard to sexual and reproductive rights, for which reason the current legislation (the 1992 Health Act and the 1992 Act on Development of Population and Happy and Prosperous Families) is now considered for reform by parliament.



This paper discusses the constructions of the right to family planning in Indonesian law, compared to relevant international human rights standards, in the format of a discourse analysis inspired by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s... (More)
As is commonly known, the Indonesian national family planning programme, once celebrated for its success, now faces a number of challenges in the post-Soeharto context. One imminent issue is the programme’s conformity with international human rights standards with regard to sexual and reproductive rights, for which reason the current legislation (the 1992 Health Act and the 1992 Act on Development of Population and Happy and Prosperous Families) is now considered for reform by parliament.



This paper discusses the constructions of the right to family planning in Indonesian law, compared to relevant international human rights standards, in the format of a discourse analysis inspired by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory. The paper explores which discourses dominate (hegemonize) the current legislation, and around which nodal points the right to family planning is defined and given its meaning. (Less)
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Indonesia, discourse theory, human rights, family planning, folkrätt
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5th Asian Law Institute Conference
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This paper discusses the constructions of the right to family planning in Indonesian law, compared to relevant international human rights standards, in the format of a discourse analysis inspired by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory. The paper explores which discourses dominate (hegemonize) the current legislation, and around which nodal points the right to family planning is defined and given its meaning.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Indonesia,discourse theory,human rights,family planning,folkrätt},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17},
  title        = {Family planning as individual rights and collective efforts – An analysis of discourses in international human rights law and Indonesian legislation},
  year         = {2008},
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