9781139540841 (ebook) 9781107034624 (hardback) 9781107538221 (paperback)
Studies on human rights conventions ; 3.
As an instrument which addresses the circumstances which affect women's lives and enjoyment of rights in a diverse world, the CEDAW is slowly but surely making its mark on the development of international and national law. Using national case studies from South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, Canada and Northern Europe, Women's Human Rights examines the potential and actual added value of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in comparison and interaction with other equality and anti-discrimination mechanisms. The studies demonstrate how state and non-state actors have invoked, adopted or resisted the CEDAW and related instruments in different legal, political, economic and socio-cultural contexts, and how the various international, regional and national regimes have drawn inspiration and learned from each other.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Anne Hellum and Henriette Sinding Aasen The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women / Andrew Byrnes The United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice / Fareda Banda The CEDAW : a holistic approach to women's equality and freedom / Rikki Holtmaat The CEDAW as a legal framework for transnational discourses on gender stereotyping / Simone Cusack From the CEDAW to the American Convention : elucidation of women's right to a life's project and protection of maternal identity within inter-American human rights jurisprudence / Cecilia M. Bailliet Pulling apart? : treatment of pluralism in the CEDAW and the Maputo protocol / Celestine Nyamu Musembi Engendering socio-economic rights / Sandra Fredman "Women's rights are human rights!" : the practice of the United Nations Rights Committee and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / Fleur van Leeuwen Property and security : articulating women's rights to their homes / Ingunn Ikdahl Maternal mortality and women's right to health / Henriette Sinding Aasen The implementation of the CEDAW in Australia : success, trials, tribulations and continuing struggle / Andrew Byrnes The Canadian experience with the CEDAW : all women's rights are human rights a case of treaties synergy / Lucie Lamarche India's CEDAW story / Madhu Mehra Judicial education on the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Nepal / Kabita Pandey From ratification to implementation : "domesticating" the CEDAW in state, government and society : a case study of Pakistan / Shaheen Sardar Ali Zimbabwe and CEDAW compliance : pursuing women's equality in fits and starts / Choice Damiso and Julie Stewart The CEDAW after all these years : firmly rooted in Dutch clay? / Marjolein van den Brink The CEDAW in the UK / Sandra Fredman Domestication of the CEDAW in France : from paradoxes to ambivalences and back again / Hélène Ruiz Fabri and Andrea Hamann Rise and fall of the CEDAW in Finland : time to reclaim its impetus / Kavät Noisiainen and Merja Pentikäinen Making space and giving voice : the CEDAW in Norwegian law / Anne Hellum Conclusion / Anne Hellum and Henriette Sinding Aasen.