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.



The Domestic Applications of International Human Rights Norms Relevant to Women's Human Rights: Strategies of Law Reform in the Indian Context

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women has called upon the member States of the United Nations to enact appropriate laws and procedures to give women redress and to sensitise judges, lawyers and policemen on problems of violence against women. In this context, this paper attempts to examine recent trends in legislative reforms and their impact in curbing violence against women in India. Three approaches to the issue are analysed here.


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