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.
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
Abstract Keywords 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
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.