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

Edited by: Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, Beate Rudolf

ISBN13: 9780199682249
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £38.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780199565061



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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 as the 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 a separate 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.

Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Preamble
3. Article 1
4. Article 2
5. Article 3
6. Article 4
7. Article 5
8. Article 6
9. Article 7
10. Article 8
11. Article 9
12. Article 10
13. Article 11
14. Article 12
15. Article 13
16. Article 14
17. Article 15
18. Article 16
19. Violence Against Women
20. Article 17
21. Article 18
22. Article 19
23. Article 20
24. Article 21
25. Article 22
26. Article 23
27. Article 24
28. Article 25
29. Article 26
30. Article 27
31. Article 28
32. Article 29
33. Article 30
34. Optional Protocol