The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary

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EditorMarsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, Beate Rudolf

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This volume is the first comprehensive commentary on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. The Convention is a key international human rights instrument and the only one exclusively addressed to women. It has been described asthe United Nations' "landmark treaty in the struggle for women's rights". The Commentary describes the application of the Convention through the work of its monitoring body, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. It comprises detailed analyses of the Preamble and each article of the Convention and of the Optional Protocol. It also includes aseparate chapter on the cross-cutting substantive issue of violence against women. The sources relied on are the treaty language and the general recommendations, concluding observations and case law under the Optional Protocol, through which the Committee has interpreted and applied the Convention.Each chapter is self-contained but the Commentary is conceived of as an integral whole. The book also includes an introduction which provides an overview of the Convention and its embedding in the international law of human rights.

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This volume is the first comprehensive commentary on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. The Convention is a key international human rights instrument and the only one exclusively addressed to women. It has been described asthe United Nations' "landmark treaty in the...

Marsha A. Freeman is Director of the International Women's Rights Action Watch and a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center. IWRAW is an international women's human rights resource centre and pioneered the shadow reporting to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Dr. Freeman is the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:July 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199682240

ISBN - 13:9780199682249

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Table of Contents

1. Christine Chinkin and Marsha A. Freeman: Introduction2. Christine Chinkin and Beate Rudolf: Preamble3. Andrew Byrnes: Article 14. Andrew Byrnes: Article 25. Christine Chinkin: Article 36. Frances Raday: Article 47. Rikki Holtmaat: Article 58. Janie Chuang: Article 69. Sarah Wittkopp: Article 710. Sarah Wittkopp: Article 811. Savitri W.E. Goonesekere: Article 912. Fareda Banda: Article 1013. Frances Raday: Article 1114. Rebecca J. Cook and Veronica Undurraga: Article 1215. Beate Rudolf: Article 1316. Fareda Banda: Article 1417. Savitri W.E. Goonesekere: Article 1518. Marsha A. Freeman: Article 1619. Christine Chinkin: Violence Against Women20. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 1721. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 1822. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 1923. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 2024. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 2125. Ineke Boerefijn: Article 2226. Andrew Byrnes: Article 2327. Andrew Byrnes: Article 2428. Susann Kroworsch: Article 2529. Susann Kroworsch: Article 2630. Susann Kroworsch: Article 2731. Jane Connors: Article 2832. Susann Kroworsch: Article 2933. Susann Kroworsch: Article 3034. Jane Connors: Optional Protocol

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"Kudos to all the contributors to this fine resource, as well as to the intrepid editors who brought this behemoth task to fruition. The Commentary will serve human rights scholars and students, gender activists, policy makers, and the wider international law community for decades to come." --Lisa R. Pruitt, IntLawGrrls Blog