Human Rights of Women National and International Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0812215389
ISBN-13: 9780812215380
Edition: 1994
Authors: Rebecca J. Cook
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 1/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Rebecca J. Cook and the contributors to this volume seek to analyze how international human rights law applies specifically to women in various cultures worldwide, and to develop strategies to promote equitable application of human rights law at the international, regional, and domestic levels. Their essays present a compelling mixture of reports and case studies from various regions in the world, combined with scholarly assessments of international law as these rights specifically apply to women.

Introduction
Women's International Human Rights Law: the Way Forward
Challenges
To Bellow like a Cow: Women, Ethnicity, and the Discourse of Rights
What Are "Women's International Human Rights"?
State Responsibility Goes Private: a Feminist Critique of the Public/Private Distinction in International Human Rights Law
Intimate Terror: Understandingdomestic Violence as Torture
Why Rethinking the Sovereign State Is Important for Women's International Human Rights Law
International and Regional Approaches
State Responsibility under International Human Rights Law to Change Religious and Customary Laws
Toward More Effective Enforcement of Women's Human Rights through the Use of International Human Rights Law and Procedures
State Accountability under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Toward a More Effective Guarantee of the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Women in the Inter-American System
Toward a More Effective Guarantee of Women's Rights in the African Human Rights System
African Women's Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights -- toward a Relevant Theory and Practice
Domestic Violence as an International Human Rights Issue
The Developing Approaches of the International Commission of Jurists to Women's Human Rights
National Approaches
General Approaches to the Domestic Application of Women's International Human Rights Law
Obstacles to Women's Rights in India
Challenges to the Application of International Women's Human Rights in the Sudan
The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs on Women's International Human Rights: the Example of Ghana
Canadian Approaches to Equality Rights and Gender Equity in the Courts
Guaranteeing Human Rights of Particular Significance to Women
Equality in the Home: Women's Rights and Personal Laws in South Asia
Using the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights to Secure Women's Access to Land in Africa
Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: the Colombian Case
The Use of International Human Rights Norms to Combat Violence against Women
Ratifications of Selected Human Rights Instruments
Model Communication Form
Organizational Resources
Contributors
Table of Cases
Index

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