Splendeur et misère de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes

Abstract : This introductory chapter outlines the history of the recognition of women’s rights in international law since 1945. In particular, it examines the international negotiations which were carried out before the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979) and its Optional Protocol (1999). It highlights the disagreements between States and the ensuing compromises, which is reflected in the contents of the texts. Moreover, the article addresses the shortcomings of the Convention and its Protocol, in particular the lack of recognition of the right of women to free development and the increasing number of reservations justified by religious reasons. Indeed, according to these reservations a State would ratify the Convention whilst declaring that it will only be applied so far as the divine teachings would allow it.
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Sophie Grosbon. Splendeur et misère de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes. Roman, Diane La Convention pour l'élimination des discriminations à l'égard des femmes, Editions Pedone, pp.19--47, 2014, 978-2-233-00727-8. ⟨hal-01640916⟩

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