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International Women's Rights Cases

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Edited by: Robyn Emerton, Kirstine Adams, Andrew Byrnes, Jane Connors

ISBN13: 9781859419069
ISBN: 1859419062
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £91.99



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Using Human rights norms to advance the human rights of women: a compilation of case law. The last two decades have seen major advances in the legal protection of the human rights of women around the world. A series of international and national court cases has developed an important body of jurisprudence that has been relied on by courts and advocates in many countries to support the women's claims for equality and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Growing out of a series of judicial colloquia organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, this compilation brings together a selection of over 50 significant cases from international and national courts, in full text or edited format and grouped by theme, in which courts have used international human rights norms and national constitutional standards to contribute to women's equality.

The compilation includes cases decided under United Nations human rights treaties, the European and American Conventions on Human Rights and other international instruments, as well as cases decided by national courts in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia, and North America. A detailed Introduction summarises the significance of the cases and providing references to many other relevant and other material on issues of women's human rights.

The compilation was the result of a joint project between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for Comparative and Public Law of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Use of International Norms by National Courts
State Responsibility Under International Law for Violations of the Human Rights of Women
Concepts of Discrimination
Rights Relating to Marriage
Rights as a Member of a Minority
Rights to respect for Family Life
Reproductive Rights
Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination in Employment
Right to Equality in the Enjoyment of Other
Economic and Social Rights and Access to Economic Resources
Equality and Non-Discrimination in Religion
To Citizenship, nationality and Immigration
Right not to be subjected to violence