"CEDAW in National Courts: A Case Study in Operationalizing Comparative International Law Analysis in a Human Rights Context"

Michigan Law Authors
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Comparative International Law
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Book Chapter

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.

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