Women, Islam and International Law: Within the Context of by Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

By Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

Islam and women's human rights entertain an uneasy courting. a lot has been written at the topic. This quantity addresses it from a brand new standpoint. It makes an attempt to outline a few foundation for positive discussion and interplay within the context of overseas legislations and, extra accurately, within the context of participation of many Muslim States within the United international locations conference at the removing of All sorts of Discrimination opposed to girls. Having came across a positive power in either Islam and women's human rights, the writer be aware of the function which foreign legislation may still play in selling discussion and positive interplay. this can be performed in general via research of the regime of reservations and of the perform of reservations built within the context of Muslim States' participation within the CEDAW.The easy thesis defended is the subsequent: Islam as articulated within the perform of States and women's human rights, as mirrored in overseas tools, are either result of human job. Their research during this examine finds extra commonalities than one may perhaps anticipate. overseas legislations can be extra conscious of their voices and extra leading edge in utilizing those commonalities with a view to advertise optimistic discussion among them and hence aid to enhance the placement of ladies being affected by discrimination and inequalities.

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The Committee requires all States to report any information related to this issue. Earlier, at its 8th Session the Committee adopted General Recommendation N° 13 on equal remuneration for work of equal value. In this recommendation the Committee does not limit itself to the repetition of the principle which forms the subject of the ILO Convention N° 100 and urges all States which did not yet do so to ratify this Convention and apply its provisions in practice. It also requires States to study development and adoption of job evaluation systems based on gender-neutral criteria.

Loc. cit. above fn. 78, pp. 246–247. Adopted by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, entered into force on 2 September 1990. 26 CHAPTER I (3) Definition of Discrimination The term “discrimination against women” is defined in article 1 of the CEDAW as any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

Paragraphs 4 and 5 make a general reference to the international conventions concluded and to the resolutions, declarations and recommendations adopted under the auspices of the UN and its specialized agencies. Paragraph 6 of the Preamble to the CEDAW. Paragraph 8 of the Preamble to the CEDAW. 24 CHAPTER I its purposes should the presumption incorporated therein be reversed: the promotion of real equality between men and women will contribute significantly to the establishment of a new economic order based on equality and justice.

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