Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law

Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law PDF Author: Niaz A. Shah
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004152377
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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Religion plays a pivotal role in the way women are treated around the world, socially and legally. This book discusses three Islamic human rights approaches: secular, non-compatible, reconciliatory (compatible), and proposes a contextual interpretive approach. It is argued that the current gender discriminatory statutory Islamic laws in Islamic jurisdictions, based on the decontextualised interpretation of the Koran, can be reformed through "Ijtihad": independent individual reasoning. It is claimed that the original intention of the Koran was to protect the rights of women and raise their status in society, not to relegate them to subordination. This Koranic intention and spirit may be recaptured through the proposed contextual interpretation which in fact means using an Islamic (or insider) strategy to achieve gender equality in Muslim states and greater compatibility with international human rights law. It discusses the negative impact of the so-called statutory Islamic laws of Pakistan on the enjoyment of women's human rights and robustly challenges their Koranic foundation. While supporting the international human rights regime, this book highlights the challenges to its universality: feminism and cultural relativism. To achieve universal application, genuine voices from different cultures and groups must be accommodated. It is argued that the women's human rights regime does not cover all issues of concern to women and has a weak implementation mechanism. The book argues for effective implementation procedures to turn women's human rights into reality.

Human Rights of Women

Human Rights of Women PDF Author: Rebecca J. Cook
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812215380
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 662

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Courts - Kathleen E. Mahoney

Women's Rights, Human Rights

Women's Rights, Human Rights PDF Author: Julie Peters
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415909952
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 388

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Violence against Women under International Human Rights Law

Violence against Women under International Human Rights Law PDF Author: Alice Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494856
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages :

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Since the mid-1990s, increasing international attention has been paid to the issue of violence against women. However, there is still no explicit international human rights treaty prohibition on violence against women and the issue remains poorly defined and understood under international human rights law. Drawing on feminist theories of international law and human rights, this critical examination of the United Nations' legal approaches to violence against women analyses the merits of strategies which incorporate women's concerns of violence within existing human rights norms such as equality norms, the right to life, and the prohibition against torture. Although feminist strategies of inclusion have been necessary as well as symbolically powerful for women, the book argues that they also carry their own problems and limitations, prevent a more radical transformation of the human rights system, and ultimately reinforce the unequal position of women under international law.

Women and International Human Rights Law

Women and International Human Rights Law PDF Author: Gayatri H. Patel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351235087
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 258

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This book presents the findings of the first comprehensive study on the most recent and most unique and innovative method of monitoring international human rights law at the United Nations. Since its existence, there has yet to be a complete and comprehensive book solely dedicated to exploring the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. Women and International Human Rights Law provides a much-needed insight to what the process is, how it operates in practice, and whether it meets its fundamental aim of promoting the universality of all human rights. The book addresses the topics with regard to international human rights law and will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students interested in the monitoring and implementation of international human rights law at the United Nations. In addition, it will form supplementary reading for those students studying international human rights law on undergraduate programmes and will also appeal to academics and students with interests in political sciences and international relations.

International Human Rights Law and Crimes Against Women in Turkey

International Human Rights Law and Crimes Against Women in Turkey PDF Author: Ayşe Güneş
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000297918
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 286

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This book evaluates the effectiveness of current international human rights law, and in particular the recent Istanbul Convention, in eradicating so-called honour killings in Turkey. So-called ‘honour killings’ have become an issue of concern for the international community. In Turkey, in particular, the practice still exists despite the adoption of the relevant human rights instruments. The book argues that the improvement of the status of women in Turkey in accordance with gender equality as well as the application of the principle of state due diligence, both requirements of the Istanbul Convention and international human rights law, are fundamental means towards eradicating the killing of women in the name of ‘honour’. Using feminist approaches, in particular the intersectionality approach, the study looks at the application of such standards as well as the current obstacles. Through such a lens, the study discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish Constitution, Turkish Civil Code, Turkish Penal Code and Law to Protect Family and Prevent Violence Against Women and questions the judicial approach to the implementation of the women’s right to life. It identifies the lacunae in the Turkish legislation that allow inadequate legal protection for women and the inconsistency of the judicial approach to the definition of the so-called honour killings in the judgements. The study then recommends some concrete amendments to the relevant legal provisions in order to better reflect the international framework and the feminist approaches. The book will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the areas of international human rights law and feminist legal theory.

Women's Human Rights

Women's Human Rights PDF Author: Anne Hellum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107538221
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 698

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Book Description
As an instrument which addresses the circumstances which affect women's lives and enjoyment of rights in a diverse world, the CEDAW is slowly but surely making its mark on the development of international and national law. Using national case studies from South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, Canada and Northern Europe, Women's Human Rights examines the potential and actual added value of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in comparison and interaction with other equality and anti-discrimination mechanisms. The studies demonstrate how state and non-state actors have invoked, adopted or resisted the CEDAW and related instruments in different legal, political, economic and socio-cultural contexts, and how the various international, regional and national regimes have drawn inspiration and learned from each other.

International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law PDF Author: Rhona Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198843674
Category : Human rights
Languages : en
Pages : 493

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The only introductory, straightforward textbook on International Human Rights Law: Broad in scope, concise in approach.International Human Rights Law, ninth edition, provides a concise and wide-ranging introduction for students new to the subject. Written with newcomers in mind, the book's concise and direct approach enables students with no legal background to develop a good understanding of International Human Rights Law.Coverage includes regional systems of protection, the role of the UN, and a variety of substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, and then prepares them for further study and research. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings are provided at the end of each chapter.NEW TO THIS EDITIONThe discussion topics and examples have been updated and a new overview of international law has been added to the introductionIncludes a new chapter on sustainable development and human rights, with particular focus on the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentExpanded coverage of freedom of expression in the digital age and of the challenges posed by non-state actors.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.

Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times

Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times PDF Author: Rosa Celorio
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781035300303
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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This casebook provides an overview of the main international and regional legal standards related to the human rights of women and explores their development and practical application in light of contemporary times, challenges, and advances. It navigates the nuances of the ongoing problems of discrimination and gender-based violence, and analyzes them in the context of modern challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the MeToo movement and its aftermath, the growth of non-state actors, environment and climate change, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the digital world, among others. Incorporating lessons learned from her experiences as a practitioner and a law professor, the author navigates and provides snapshots of priority issues and themes in the field of the human rights of women. In each chapter, students are encouraged to reflect and answer questions alluding to the intricacies, challenges, and advances in the protection and exercise of women's rights in modern times. The chapters also include many case judgments, decisions, views, and general recommendations adopted by universal and regional bodies and courts advancing the development of women human rights issues. This analysis is complemented by key scholarship, reports, and statements produced in the area of the human rights of women and its different features. Students of issues concerning human rights, women, gender equality, and international law will attain a thorough understanding of the field through this contemporary casebook.

Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law

Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law PDF Author: Niaz Shah
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047410173
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 273

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Book Description
Religion plays a pivotal role in the way women are treated around the world, socially and legally. This book discusses three Islamic human rights approaches: secular, non-compatible, reconciliatory (compatible), and proposes a contextual interpretive approach. It is argued that the current gender discriminatory statutory Islamic laws in Islamic jurisdictions, based on the decontextualised interpretation of the Koran, can be reformed through Ijtihad: independent individual reasoning. It is claimed that the original intention of the Koran was to protect the rights of women and raise their status in society, not to relegate them to subordination. This Koranic intention and spirit may be recaptured through the proposed contextual interpretation which in fact means using an Islamic (or insider) strategy to achieve gender equality in Muslim states and greater compatibility with international human rights law. It discusses the negative impact of the so-called statutory Islamic laws of Pakistan on the enjoyment of women’s human rights and robustly challenges their Koranic foundation. While supporting the international human rights regime, this book highlights the challenges to its universality: feminism and cultural relativism. To achieve universal application, genuine voices from different cultures and groups must be accommodated. It is argued that the women’s human rights regime does not cover all issues of concern to women and has a weak implementation mechanism. The book argues for effective implementation procedures to turn women’s human rights into reality.