Advancing the Human Rights of Women: Using International Human Rights Standards in Domestic Litigation

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Andrew Byrnes, Jane Frances Connors, Lum Bik
Commonwealth Secretariat, 1997 - 192 страница
This publication is an outcome of the Asia/South Pacific Regional Judicial Colloquium for Senior Judges on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms relevant to the Human Rights of Women held in Hong Kong from 20-22 May 1996, and organised by the Gender and Youth Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, the Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association and the Commonwealth Foundation. It contains papers presented at the colloquium by judges, scholars, representatives of international organisations and non-governmental organisations. These contributors provide an overview of the applicable international standards, examine the challenges involved in promoting the human rights of women and the girl child in domestic litigation, and explore the ways in which international human rights norms can be relied on in domestic litigation to achieve that goal.

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Opening Remarks
The Relevance of International Standards
General Human Rights Instruments and their
the Case of New Zealand
The Work of the Committee on the Elimination
The Domestic Applications of International Human
Protecting the Rights of the GirlChild
PersonalCommon Law Conflicts and Womens
Litigation Raising Issues Relating to Womens
International and Regional Standards
The Sex Discrimination Ordinance and Domestic
The Protection of the Rights of Refugee Women
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