Advancing the Human Rights of Women

Using International Human Rights Standards in Domestic Litigation

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This publication contains papers presented by judges, academics, lawyers and representatives of international and non-governmental organisations at the Asia/South Pacific regional judicial colloquium for senior judges on the domestic application of international human rights norms relevant to the human rights of women. It provides an overview of the applicable international standards, examines the challenges involved in promoting the human rights of women and girls in domestic litigation, and explores the ways in which international human rights norms can be relied on in domestic litigation to achieve that goal.



Litigation Raising Issues relating to Women's Human Rights: International and Regional Standards - the Papua New Guinea Experience

Papua New Guinea is a party to several international conventions dealing with human rights including a number particularly relevant to women's rights. Obviously it is also a signatory to various important maritime treaties and other international conventions. Papua New Guinea was a recent signatory to the Lom� Convention in the Pacific and the most relevant recent convention dealing with the status of women it has ratified or acceded to is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979 (Women's Convention).


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