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International Bill of Rights for Women: Impact of the CEDAW Convention

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ISBN13: 9780199550708
To be Published: April 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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 of Discrimination 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 advocates have 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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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
PART I: OVERVIEW AND GENERAL ISSUES

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CONCEPTS AND GENERAL APPROACH OF THE CONVENTION

PART II: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

3. CHANGING ATTITUDES AND COMBATTING STEREOTYPES
4. TRAFFICKING, EXPLOITATION, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
5. WOMEN AS CITIZENS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY
6. HEALTH
7. EDUCATION
8. ACCESS TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS
9. THE RIGHTS OF SUBGROUPS OF WOMEN
10. EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW AND RIGHTS IN RELATION TO FAMILY LIFE
11. THE CEDAW COMMITTEE
12. RESERVATIONS TO THE CONVENTION
13. THE OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO CEDAW
14. NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION
15. CONCLUSION

Text of the CEDAW Convention
Text of the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW Convention
Text of the General Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee