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ISBN: 9780199550708

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The International Bill of Rights for Women

The impact of the CEDAW Convention

Andrew Byrnes and Jane Connors

  • The first monograph providing detailed analysis of the "international bill of rights for women" and its optional protocol
  • Thematic treatment of the coverage of the Convention, including a brief history of drafting, interpretation, and analysis of practice under UN treaty bodies and at the national level
  • Examines States' obligations to ensure equal enjoyment of civil and political, and economic, social and cultural rights for women, and to eliminate discrimination in private life and the family
  • Analyses topical issues for the developed and developing world including womens rights and development, and the protection of women from trafficking and prostitution
  • Explores the great importance of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women- the expert monitoring body created by the Convention