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Gender equality and the judiciary : using international human rights standards to promote the human rights of women and the girl-child at the national level : papers and statements from the Caribbean Regional Judicial Colloquium, Georgetown, Guyana, 14-17 April 1997

Author: Kirstine Adams; Andrew Byrnes
Publisher: London : Commonwealth Secretariat, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume fills the gap in existing literature on the promotion of the human rights of women through the judiciary. It presents useful actual experiences of judges and experts, and highlights case  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Georgetown (1997)
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirstine Adams; Andrew Byrnes
ISBN: 0850925770 9780850925777
OCLC Number: 48002932
Description: xii, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Documents: Victoria Falls Declaration of Principles for Promoting the Human Rights of Women --
Conclusions of the Asia/South Pacific Regional Judicial Colloquium for Senior Judges on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms Relevant to Women's Human Rights --
Georgetown Recommendations and Strategies for Action on the Human Rights of Women and the Girl-Child. Welcome remarks / Desiree Bernard --
Introductory speech / Eleni Stamiris --
Welcoming speech / Indranie Chandarpal --
Opening remarks / Nicola Padfield. International standards, national courts and gender issues --
Keynote address / P N Bhagwati --
Using general human rights instruments to advance the human rights of women / Jane Connors --
Using gender specific human rights instruments in domestic litigation: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women / Andrew Byrnes --
Gender and the judiciary: confronting gender bias / Kathleen E Mahoney --
International and regional standards of women's rights: their importance and impact on the domestic scene --
the position in Zimbabwe / A R Gubbay --
International standards, domestic litigation and the advancement of women's rights: perspectives and experiences from the South Pacific / Teresa Doherty --
The relevance of international standards to constitutional litigation in the Commonwealth Caribbean: a general survey with emphasis on gender equality issues / Douglas Mendes --
International labour standards of particular relevance to women workers: application in the Caribbean / Constance Thomas. Equality jurisprudence under Commonwealth Caribbean constitutions litigation relating to the human rights of women --
Eastern Caribbean / Dennis Byron --
British Virgin Islands / Ephraim F Georges --
Guyana / Claudette Singh --
Antigua and Barbuda / Kenneth Benjamin. The rights of the girl-child --
Protecting and promoting the rights of the girl-child in Commonwealth jurisdictions with emphasis on commercial sexual exploitation / Florence Butegwa --
Protecting and promoting the rights of the girl-child in Caribbean jurisdiction / Denise Noel-DeBique. CARICOM model legislation on violence against women in the areas of sexual offences, domestic violence and sexual harassment --
CARICOM model legislation on violence against women in the areas of sexual offences, domestic violence and sexual harassment: comparison with international standards and existing Commonwealth Caribbean legislation / Thelma Rodney-Edwards --
Violence against women in the Commonwealth Caribbean --
CARICOM model legislation on violence against women in the areas of sexual offences, domestic violence and sexual harassment --
their use in the framing of national legislation and a comparison with international standards / Margarette May Macaulay.
Responsibility: edited by Kirstine Adams, Andrew Byrnes.

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