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Two steps forward, one step back?: The field of women's human rights

Charlesworth, Hilary

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This article offers an overview of the genesis of women�s human rights and some of the debates surrounding them. It argues that, despite the considerable international activity relating to women�s human rights, these rights have fragile protection. It begins by examining the development of women�s human rights, and then moves to how women�s rights are viewed today: with their articulation and expansion under Optional Protocols,regional Conventions and UN General Comments, and the critiques of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCharlesworth, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:56:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1361-1526
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39503
dc.description.abstractThis article offers an overview of the genesis of women�s human rights and some of the debates surrounding them. It argues that, despite the considerable international activity relating to women�s human rights, these rights have fragile protection. It begins by examining the development of women�s human rights, and then moves to how women�s rights are viewed today: with their articulation and expansion under Optional Protocols,regional Conventions and UN General Comments, and the critiques of general human rights norms from a feminist perspective. It ends with proposals for the future of women�s rights, particularly the need to counter the perceived conflict between �culture� and women�s rights, and to challenge conservative development via feminist methods to promote women�s rights.
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Ltd.
dc.sourceEuropean Human Rights Law Review
dc.titleTwo steps forward, one step back?: The field of women's human rights
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2014
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor180114 - Human Rights Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4860843xPUB178
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCharlesworth, Hilary, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage560
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage565
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T07:23:24Z
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