The International Bill of Rights for Women: The impact of the CEDAW Convention

Hardcover | May 5, 2018

byAndrew Byrnes, Jane Connors

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This book provides a detailed guide to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The convention is one of the principal human rights treaties adopted by the United Nations and has been described as an "International Bill of Rights for women".Byrnes and Connors examine the history and development of this important human rights treaty which guarantees women equality in all areas of social life and explore the steps which States have taken to give effect to it. They examine the pivotal role played by the Committee on the Elimination ofDiscrimination against Women (the expert monitoring body created by the Convention), in promoting implementation of the treaty, and thereby ensuring the promotion and protection of women's rights and the realization of equality between the sexes. This book also examines how human rights advocateshave used the Convention, and the output of the Committee at the international and national levels in litigation, political advocacy, and other forms of activism.

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This book provides a detailed guide to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The convention is one of the principal human rights treaties adopted by the United Nations and has been described as an "International Bill of Rights for women".Byrnes and Connors examine the history and development...

Andrew Byrnes is Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. He has acted as a consultant for national and international agencies including the United Nations, the ILO, and the OSCE, and has worked with nongovernmental organizations on a range of human rights issues. Jane Connors is a Sen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:May 5, 2018Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART I: OVERVIEW AND GENERAL ISSUES1. INTRODUCTION2. CONCEPTS AND GENERAL APPROACH OF THE CONVENTIONPART II: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS3. CHANGING ATTITUDES AND COMBATTING STEREOTYPES4. TRAFFICKING, EXPLOITATION, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN5. WOMEN AS CITIZENS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY6. HEALTH7. EDUCATION8. ACCESS TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS9. THE RIGHTS OF SUBGROUPS OF WOMEN10. EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW AND RIGHTS IN RELATION TO FAMILY LIFE11. THE CEDAW COMMITTEE12. RESERVATIONS TO THE CONVENTION13. THE OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO CEDAW14. NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION15. CONCLUSIONText of the CEDAW ConventionText of the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW ConventionText of the General Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee