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Gender Equality and the Judiciary

Using International Human Rights Standards to Promote the Human Rights of Women and the Girl-child at the National Level

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This publication presents papers contributed by senior judges, lawyers, academics and representatives of international and non-government organisations involved in promoting the human rights of women and the girl-child. It provides an overview of international and regional human rights standards relevant to the human rights of women, highlights the importance of using a gender perspective in judicial decision-making, examines challenges involved in promoting the human rights of women and the girl-child in domestic litigation, and explores ways in which international human rights standards can be relied on to ensure gender equality at the national level.

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Guide to Selected Human Rights Sources

Many of the documents referred to in the chapters in this compilation are available in both hard copy and electronic format (including on the Internet). The following list of sources and resources is intended to provide an indication of some of the principal sources of information, and does not purport to be exhaustive.

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