Bringing International Human Rights Law Home: Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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United Nations Publications, 2000 - Political Science - 319 pages
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The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. However, finding a balance between women's claim for justice, and a community's desire to maintain its traditions presents a significant challenge. This publication comprises the proceedings of a judicial colloquium held in Vienna in 1999. It aims to further the quest for equality for women by using international human rights law in domestic decision-making to bring international human rights home. The publication covers three main themes: marriage and family relations, violence against women, and work-related rights of women and girls. Almost 100 judges and magistrates participated at the conference, making this publication an impressive work providing strategies for more creative and widespread use of international human rights norms
 

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Contents

Violence against women
50
Affirmative Action
93
The relationship of international law and domestic
109
ustomatjv law practices concerning marriage and family
121
Cameroon
138
Best interests of children
144
Video
160
Protecting women and girls against violence
171
Legislation to protect women against violence
191
Legal Aspects
196
Judicial training
213
Biographical notes on keynote presenters
221
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
251
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of
267
Convention on the Rights of the Child
275
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of
309

Victims rights in legislation and court
178

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