Women’s rights and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Unlocking the potential of the Optional Protocol

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

There are a growing number of individual decisions under the OP-CEDAW. This article explores how to fully unlock the potential of the OP-CEDAW. I will argue that the individual decisions should be understood as opportunities to resolve the individual claim and make contributions to the evolution of CEDAW and women's human rights. The article proposes an analytical framework derived from the definition of discrimination in article 1 of CEDAW to achieve this dual purpose of the individual decisions. This will allow the Committee to use this new forum, the OP-CEDAW, to explore how discrimination and inequality limit women's rights and develop a more sophisticated accountability framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-271
JournalNordic Journal of Human Rights
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • gender equality
  • CEDAW
  • International Human Rights law
  • Right to Health
  • individual communications procedure
  • OP-CEDAW

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Women’s rights and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Unlocking the potential of the Optional Protocol'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this