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.



Speech by The Hon Sir T L Yang, the Chief Justice of Hong Kong at the Opening of the Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms Relevant to Women's Human Rights

It was in January that I first heard that the Commonwealth Secretariat wished to hold this judicial colloquium in Hong Kong. The choice of Hong Kong is an inspired and excellent one. We have always been conscious of our common law heritage. For that reason, Hong Kong has sent delegates regularly to the Commonwealth Law Conferences, and occasionally to judicial colloquia of this kind.


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