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CEDAW in National Courts

Christopher McCrudden

in Comparative International Law

Published in print January 2018 | ISBN: 9780190697570
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780190697600 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190697570.003.0022
CEDAW in National Courts

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This chapter presents the methodology and findings of a comparative international law study of national judicial use of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, one of the key human rights covenants that go to make up what has been called the international Bill of Rights. The chapter is structured as follows. Section II presents a brief outline of CEDAW in order to locate what follows. Section III provides a detailed analysis of the methodology adopted in undertaking the study, including a discussion of the sources used in compiling a detailed dataset of judicial opinions and how the questions used to analyze this dataset were formulated. Section IV presents the basic findings that resulted from this analysis. Section V concludes.

Keywords: comparative international law; human rights; national courts; CEDAW; methodology

Chapter.  19583 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law ; Comparative Law

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