Feminicides of Girl Children in the Family Context

An International Human Rights Law Approach

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In Feminicides of Girl Children in the Family Context: An International Human Rights Law Approach, Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati examines the issue of feminicide, more specifically female infanticide, and the extent to which it is addressed under international law. For this purpose, she explores the origins of son preference and ‘daughter devaluation’, and the myriad factors that underpin female infanticide. Legal semiotics is employed to analyse legislation and case law, and assess whether the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights(ICCPR 1966) sufficiently protect girl children. Amendments to the ICCPR are proposed to clarify States parties’ duty of due diligence and ensure that the crime of female infanticide is effectively prohibited, investigated, and prosecuted.

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Biographical Note
Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati, Ph.D. in Law, Oxford University (2016), Lawyer (Barrister and Solicitor), is Assistant Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada. She published articles in several law journals, including the Cambridge International Law Journal and the International Journal of Children’s Rights.
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Feminicides of Girl Children in the Family Context: An International Human Rights Law Approach
Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati

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 Part 1: Introduction
 Part 2: Feminicide and Female Infanticide
 Part 3: Protection under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
 Part 4: Conclusion and Recommendations
 Acknowledgements
 References
Readership
Academics, practitioners, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students interested in international law, family law, child law, criminal law, legal semiotics, and concerned with the girl child, feminicide and female infanticide.
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