Sofia Balzaretti

Sofia Balzaretti is a Graduate research assistant and a PhD candidate at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) where she is writing a thesis on the Protection against Gender Stereotypes in International Law. In addition to research in human rights and feminist legal theory, she has also carried out research into legal philosophy and on the relationship between gender and the law.

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Caster Semenya’s Legal Battle Against Gender Stereotypes: On Nature, Law and Identity

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body of track and field athletics, regularly submitted South African middle distance runner and Olympic gold medalist Mokgadi Caster Semenya to sex verification tests when it began questioning her sexual characteristics and speculating whether her body belonged on the Disorder...

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