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Gender and the right to non-discrimination in international human rights law

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Abstract Discrimination against women based on the fact that they are women is a deeply rooted practice in all societies. However, the level of discrimination varies greatly with the level of development of the given society and strongly influences and vice versa it is influenced by the status of women in a given society. Addressing this gender-based discrimination is a difficult task because it is closely linked to the concept of equality, and state’s action and inactions. The article establishes that the States parties’ obligation is to ensure that there is no direct or indirect discrimination against women in their laws, sanctions, and other remedies and those women are protected against discrimination in the public, as well as, in the private spheres.
Keywords mysogyny; discrimination; gender-specific factors; social status; affirmative action; equality; human rights; woman; international law; equal treatment; women's policy; equal opportunity; legal norm
Classification Law; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords direct and indirect discrimination; CEDAW; ECHR; HRC of the ICCPR
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 20-29
Journal Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 1 (2016) 3
ISSN 1857-9760
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution