New book on Women's Human Rights

Anne Hellum and Henriette Sinding Aasen have edited one more volume of the prestigious Cambridge University Press new series Studies on Human Rights Conventions: Women's Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law. 

With a focus on substantive equality, this book addresses the gender-specific, holistic and transformative aspects of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The CEDAW is situated in a complex legal landscape of multiple international, regional and national state obligations to protect women's human rights.

  • Situates the CEDAW regime in a legal landscape where states are under multiple international, regional and national obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women's right to equality and non-discrimination
  • Explores how the gender-specific CEDAW regime, in comparison to gender-neutral regimes like the ICCPR and the ICESCR, has influenced social and economic rights
  • Case studies demonstrate the increasing use of the CEDAW as a means to hold national governments accountable, despite an uneven and complex process of legal change


More information on the book available here

Published Aug. 15, 2013 9:54 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2014 3:24 PM