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 Work of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: its Focus on Nationality, Custom, Culture and the Rights of the Girl-Child

In November 1979 when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Women's Convention), the Convention became the springboard which catapulted women's rights into the rarefied atmosphere of human rights guaranteed to all human beings under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration), and which affirms everyone's entitlement to all rights and freedoms without distinction of any kind including distinction based on sex.


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