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.
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.
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.