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.




This volume contains the revised version of papers presented at the Asia/ South Pacific Regional Judicial Colloquium for Senior Judges on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms Relevant to Women's Human Rights held at The University of Hong Kong from 20-22 May 1996. The seminar was organised by the Gender and Youth Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, together with the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association, in collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and Public Law of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. This Colloquium followed the colloquia held at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in 1994 and Beijing, China in September 1995.


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