The International Bill of Rights for Women
The Impact of the CEDAW Convention
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International Bill of Rights for Women by Andrew Byrnes
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199550708
(234mm x 156mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Byrnes
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International Women's Rights Cases, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Andrew Byrnes
Presents a compilation of over fifty cases from international and national courts. This compilation highlights the way in which courts have used international human rights norms and national constitutional standards to contribute to women's equality. It is aimed at those with an interest in the advancement of the human rights of women.
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Author Biography - Andrew Byrnes
Jane Connors is a Senior Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Eleven years ago she joined the United Nations as the Chief of the Women's Rights Section where she was responsible for the oversight of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. She joined the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2002.
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