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Violence against women, feminist theory, and the United Nations human rights treaty bodies

Edwards, Alice Jill

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Drawing on feminist theories of international law, this thesis critically examines how women's lives, particularly the violence they face, have been understood and responded to in the international human rights jurisprudence of the United Nations human rights treaty bodies. My aim is to connect feminist theories to the practice of these international decision-making bodies. These bodies have adopted two main strategies to include violence against women within the existing human rights...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10766

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