xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780815376941 hardcover 0815376944 hardcover 9781351235105 electronic book
Routledge research in human rights law.
"This book presents the findings of the first comprehensive study on the most recent, and most unique and innovative method of monitoring international human rights law at the United Nations. Since its existence, there has yet to be a complete and comprehensive book solely dedicated to exploring the UPR process. Women and International Human Rights Law provides a much-needed insight to what the process is, how it operates in practice, and whether it meets its fundamental aim of promoting the universality of all human rights"-- Provided by publisher.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Leicester, 2015) issued under title: How 'universal' is the United Nations' universal periodic review process? : an examination from a cultural relativist perspective.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
A New Kid on the Block : what is the Universal Periodic Review, and why was it established? Mediating between the debate on Universalism and Cultural Relativism : a practical application at the UPR Description of the research method and methodology Women's right to health Women's rights under private and family law Women's rights protection against violence One step forward, two steps back? : A reflection on UPR process and the wider implications Conclusion.