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Title: Women's Rights and the Periphery: CEDAW's Optional Protocol
Authors: Hodson, Loveday
First Published: 1-May-2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: European Journal of International Law, 2014, 25 (2), pp. 561-578 (18)
Abstract: This article places the UN Women’s Committee at its centre in order to consider the normative implications of having a space within the realm of international law that is headed by women decision-makers, whose remit is specifically gendered and whose task is to uphold the rights of women. It suggests that the Committee’s importance has largely been overlooked, which is a considerable oversight. The Committee is uniquely positioned to contribute to the transformation of human rights norms, occupying, as it arguably does, positions simultaneously at the centre and at the periphery of international law. In particular, this article examines the jurisprudence that has emerged under the individual complaints procedure of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and questions how far the Committee has been able to develop women’s rights in recent years into a body of law that departs from the normative and structural limitations of international human rights laws.
DOI Link: 10.1093/ejil/chu027
ISSN: 0938-5428
eISSN: 1464-3596
Version: Pre-print
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, Oxford University Press (OUP). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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