Women and International Human Rights Law available in Hardcover
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- Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
For in-depth coverage of gender issues in human rights law, from theory and cultural practices to legal instruments and the case law of international tribunals, this major three-volume work is without peer. More than 100 leading authorities in the field offer trenchant analyses of problems and solutions, crimes and abuses, available recourses, areas of empowerment the entire spectrum of women’s rights, discussed at a level of detail and legal awareness unavailable in any other single source.
Set of 3 Volumes.
Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Kelly D. Askin, a human rights lawyer, scholar, and activist, is acting Executive Director of the War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law, American University. Her publications include War Crimes Against Women: Prosecution in International War Crime Tribunals.
Dorean Koenig is Professor of Law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a member of the International Criminal Committee of the American Section of the International Law Association, and a Board member of the American Section of the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors; Acknowledgments, Kelly D. Askin & Dorean M. Koenig; Introduction, Dorean M. Koenig;
Section I; International Courts and Women;
International Criminal Law and the International Criminal Court Statute: Crimes Against Women, Dorean M. Koenig & Kelly D. Askin; The Human Rights of Women in the Jurisprudence of Permanent International Tribunals, Dinah Shelton; Women or Rights: How Should Women’s Rights Be Conceived and Implemented?, John Valery White & Christopher L. Blakesley;
Section II; International Instruments;
Using International Human Rights Law and Procedures to Advance Women’s Human Rights, Andrew Byrnes; Expanding Remedies for Human Rights Abuses: Civil Litigation in Domestic Courts, Beth Stephens; U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Malvina Halberstam; The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women,
Dame Silvia Cartwright; The Convention Against Torture, Andrew Byrnes; The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as a Resource for Women, Barbara Stark; Political Perspectives on the Civil and Political Rights of Women, Georgina Ashworth; Application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Are the Rights of the Child Relevant to Women’s Rights?, Sofia Gruskin & Karen Plafker; The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Ved P. Nanda & Dawn M. McKnight, ILO Conventions and Women Workers; Anne Trebilcock. Draft Convention Against Sexual Exploitation, Elizabeth F. Defeis; Text of the Draft Convention Against Exploitation; Women and International Criminal Law Instruments and Processes, Jordan J. Paust; Assorted Instruments Affecting Women’s International Human Rights; Natalie H. Kaufman; Section III; International Organizations & Women;
The World Health Organization and Women, Sev S. Fluss; The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Prospects for the Inter-American Human Rights System to Protect and Promote the Human Rights of Women, Elizabeth A. H. Abi-Mershed; The Inter-American Commission on Women; Meredith Caplan; The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Julia Harrington; The Role of Activism in the Enforcement of International Human Rights Law, Jessica Neuwirth; Section IV; Select Regional or Cultural Issues; Cultural Relativism and Women’s Human Rights, Mahnaz Afkhami; Contemporary Forms of Female Slavery, Anne Gallagher; Commercial Sex Workers in Asia: A Blind Spot in
Human Rights Law, Ann D. Jordan; Stove Burning, Acid Throwing, and Honor Killings, Yasmeen Hassan; In Good Times and Bad: The Obligation to Protect “Mail-Order Brides”, Nora V. Demleitner; Fatwa in Bangladesh: Patriarchy’s Latest Sport, Faustina Pereira; Child Marriage, Annie Bunting; Appendix I: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; Appendix II: U.S. Reservations, Understandings and Declarations to the Women’s Convention; Appendix III: Status of Ratification; Index.