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Women and International Human Rights Law free pdf Also available as 3 separate volumes. 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. VOLUME 1 offers an overview of current legal discourse as it confronts domestic violence, violence in the workplace, sexual harassment, trafficking in women, and the other common abuses of women around the world. Here are valuable studies of the stereotypes and obstacles that underlie the human rights issues affecting women in the areas of employment, education, environment, and housing. This volume also features clear, unbiased perspectives on the women's rights aspects of religious fundamentalism and traditional practices such as female genital mutilation. VOLUME 2 addresses women's human rights in the practical context of international courts, legal instruments, and global and regional organizations. A thorough description of international criminal law and women's human rights in the jurisprudence of permanent international tribunals (including the new International Criminal Court) leads to a dialogue on how women's rights ought to be conceived and implemented. Coverage continues with analyses of various human rights and women's rights legal instruments, and ways in which international organizations (such as the WHO, IACHR, and CIM) have helped or hindered sensitivity to women's rights issues. Finally, select regional and cultural problems are examined, including cultural relativism, contemporary forms of female slavery, commercial sex workers in Asia and elsewhere, stove burning, acid-throwing, mail order brides, child marriages, and fatwa. VOLUME 3 emphasizes the personal empowerment of women -- including reproductive, sexual, and property rights -- in the specific regional and cultural contexts of the Middle East, Palestine, Eastern Europe, the United States, Australia, and Africa. The human rights ramifications of the role of women in various religious traditions (Islam, Christian, Hindu, Baha'i and others), and the rights of specific groups of women (e.g., children, refugees, widows, indigenous women, and the disabled) are all examined. This volume also includes discussions of women during armed combat, women and the IMF, and women's rights and maritime/admiralty law, among other special studies. Each volume is thoroughly indexed, and a cumulative index of all three volumes appears in Volume 3.

About Kelly Dawn Askin

Kelly D Askin and Dorean M Koenig, Editors

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Author : Kelly Dawn Askin
Publisher : Transnational Publishers Inc.,U.S.
Data Published : 01 December 1999
ISBN : 1571050949
EAN : 9781571050946
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 3000 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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