Scholarship

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Amnesty International, Claiming Women’s Rights: The Optional Protocol to the UN Women’s Convention, IOR 51/008/2002(2002)      

Amnesty International, The Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention: Enabling Women to Claim Their Rights at the International Level, IOR 51/47/97(1997)

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, “The Perils of Simultaneous Adjudication and Consultation: Using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW to Secure Women’s Health” (2009) 31 Women’s Rights L. Rep. 42

Mireille G.E. Bijnsdorp,“The Strength of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Women’s Convention” (2000) 3 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 329-355

Judith Bueno de Mesquita & Eszter Kismödi, “Maternal Mortality and Human Rights: Landmark Decision by United Nations Human Rights Body” (2012) 90 Bulletin of the World Health Organization 79

Andrew Byrnes, “The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Reflections on Their Role in The Development of International Human Rights Law and as a Catalyst for National Legislative and Policy Reform”, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2010-17 (2010)

Andrew Byrnes, “Slow and Steady Wins the Race? The Development of an Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention” (1997) 91 American Society of International Law Proceedings 383-389

Andrew Byrnes & Eleanor Bath, “Violence against Women, the Obligation of Due Diligence, and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – Recent Developments” (2008) 8(3) Human Rights Law Review 517-533

Andrew Byrnes & Jane Connors, “Enforcing the Human Rights of Women: A Complaints Procedure for the Women’s Convention?” (1995-1996) 21 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 679-798

Andrew Byrnes & Marsha A. Freeman, “The Impact of the CEDAW Convention: Paths to Equality” UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-7 (2012)

Andrew Byrnes & Maria Graterol, “State Obligations to Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence: Ms A. T. v Hungary” (2005) 15 INTERIGHTS Bulletin 86-87

Silvia Cartwright, “Rights and Remedies: The Drafting of An Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (1998) 9(2) Otago Law Review 239-254

Christine Chinkin & Jane Gordon, “The UK CEDAW Story” (2011) 3 European Human Rights Law Review 274

Jane Connors, ‘Optional Protocol’, in Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin & Beate Rudolf, The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 607-679

Jane Connors, “Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,” United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (2010)

Rebecca J. Cook, “Human Rights and Maternal Health: Exploring the Effectiveness of the Alyne Decision” (2013) 41(1) Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 103

Rebecca J. Cook & Bernard M. Dickens“Upholding Pregnant Women’s Right to Life” (2012) 117 International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 9094

Rebecca J. Cook & Simone Cusack, Gender Stereotyping: Transnational Legal Perspectives (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), 131-172

Simone Cusack, “The CEDAW as a Legal Framework for Transnational Discourses on Gender Stereotyping,” in Anne Hellum & Henriette Sinding Aasen, eds., Women’s Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013)

Simone Cusack, Mechanisms for Advancing Women’s Human Rights: A Guide to Using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and Other International Complaint Mechanisms (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2011)  

Simone Cusack & Alexandra Timmer, “Gender Stereotyping in Rape Cases: The CEDAW Committee’s Decision in Vertido v. The Philippines (2011) 11(2) Human Rights Law Review 329-342

Simone Cusack & Rebecca J. Cook, “Combating Discrimination Based on Sex and Gender,” in Catarina Krause and Martin Scheinin (eds.), International Protection of Human Rights: A Textbook (Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademi University, 2009), 205-226

Revised and updated: ‘Combating Discrimination against Women’, in Catarina Krause & Martin Scheinin, eds., International Protection of Human Rights: A Textbook, 2nd ed. (Turku: Åbo Akademi University, Institute for Human Rights, 2012), 211-242

D-F

Anita Danka, “In the Name of Reproductive Rights; Litigating Before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women” (2006) 4 Roma Rights Quarterly31-37

Emilia Della Torre, “Women’s Business: The Development of an Optional Protocol to the United Nations Women’s Convention” (2000) Australian Journal of Human Rights181-193

Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, The Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Mitigating Violations of Women’s Human RightsInternational Training Seminar for NGOs and Women’s Rights Activists, Berlin, Germany, 13-15 March 2003

Alice Edwards, Violence against Women under International Human Rights Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Alice Edwards, “Violence against Women as Sex Discrimination: Judging the Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies” (2008) 18 Texas Journal of Women and the Law 

Equality Now, Using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW: A Workshop for Lawyers, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 9-11 November 2001

ESCR-Net and IWRAW Asia Pacific, Claiming Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Resource Guide to Advancing Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Using the Optional Protocol to and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Optional Protocol and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2013)

Elizabeth Evatt, “The Right to Individual Petition: Assessing Its Operation Before the Human Rights Committee and its Future Application to the Women’s Convention on Discrimination” (1995) Proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law 227-231

Cees Flinterman, “Strengthening Women’s Human Rights Through Individual Complaints”, in Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling and Cees Flinterman (eds), Circle of Empowerment: Twenty-Five Years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (New York: Feminist Press, 2007), 286-297

G-I

Ceri Hayes, A Lever for Change: Using the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Equality and Human Rights Commission (UK), 2010)

Heidi Gilchrist, “The Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention: An Argument for Ratification” (2001) 39 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 763-784

Margaux J. Hall, “Using International Law to Promote Millennium Health Targets: A Role for the CEDAW Optional Protocol in Reducing Maternal Mortality” (2010) 28(1)Wisconsin International Law Journal 74- 107

Yoko Hayashi,Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Japan(2013) VI Journal of East Asia and International Law 341

Loveday Hodson,Women’s Rights and the Periphery: CEDAW’s Optional Protocol” (2014) 25 European Journal of International Law 561

Laboni Amena Hoq, “The Women’s Convention and Its Optional Protocol: Empowering Women to Claim Their Internationally Protected Rights” (2001) 32Columbia Human Rights Law Review 677-726

Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Optional Protocol: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (San Jose: Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, 2000)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, Our Rights are Not Optional: A Resource Guide, Advocating for the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Through Its Optional Protocol, 2nd ed. (Kuala Lumpur: International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, 2008)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, The OP-CEDAW As A Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of Decisions Nos. 6-10 of the CEDAW Committee Under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW, IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Paper Series No. 13  (Kuala Lumpur: International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, 2009) (author: Geeta Ramaseshan)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, The OP-CEDAW As A Mechanism for Implementing Women’s Human Rights: An Analysis of The First Five Cases Under the Communications Procedure of the OP-CEDAW, IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Paper Series No. 12  (Kuala Lumpur: International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, 2008) (author: Alda Facio)

Inter-Parliamentary Union, The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Its Optional Protocol (Geneva: Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2003)

Felipe Gómez Isa, “The Optional Protocol for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Strengthening the Protection Mechanisms of Women’s Human Rights” (2003) 20(2) Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 291-322

J-O

Eszter Kismödi et al, “Human Rights Accountability for Maternal Death and Failure to Provide Safe, Legal Abortion: The Significance of Two Ground-breaking CEDAW Decisions” (2012) 20(39)Reproductive Health Matters 31 

Catherine MacKinnon, “CEDAW’s Optional Protocol Procedures” (2004) 14INTERIGHTS Bulletin 173-174

Siobhán Mullally, “Domestic Violence Asylum Claims and Recent Developments in International Human Rights Law: A Progress Narrative?” (2011) 60 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 459

Jim Murdoch, “Unfulfilled Expectations: The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (2010) 1 European Human Rights Law Review 26-46

Jim Murdoch, The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): The Experience of the United Kingdom (London: Ministry of Justice (UK), 2008)

Athena Nguyen, “Through the Eyes of Women? The Jurisprudence of the CEDAW Committee”, Unpublished paper (2012)

Charles G Ngwena, “A Commentary on LC v Peru: The CEDAW Committee’s First Decision on Abortion” (2013) 57(2) Journal of African Law 310

Ursula A. O’Hare, “Ending the ‘Ghettoisation’: The Right of Individual Petition to the Women’s Convention” (1997) Web Journal of Current Legal Issues 

Mónica Arango Olaya & Valentina Montoya Robledo, “Accountability in the Provision of Quality Health Care for Women: Alyne da Silva Pimentel” (2014) 27 Policy in Focus 8

Open Society Justice Initiative, Case Digests: UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (2004 – 2012)

P-R

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl, “The Human Rights of Minority Women: Romani Women’s Rights from a Perspective on International Human Rights Law and Politics” (2010) 17 International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 1

Kelly Reeve, “Beyond ‘Equality of Opportunity’ and ‘Equality of Result’: Does the CEDAW Committee in Karen Tayag Vertido v The Philippines Embrace ‘Equality as Transformation’?”(2012) 2(1) Warwick Student Law Review 72

Kerri L.Ritz, “Soft Enforcement: Inadequacies of the Optional Protocol as a Remedy for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (2001) 25(1) Suffolk Transnational Law Review 191-216

Martha Roche, “The Proposed Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (1998) 3(4) Human Rights Law and Practice 268-293

S-U

Elisa Slattery, “Out of the Silo: Using Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence to Litigate Abuses in Healthcare Settings” (2011) 16(4) INTERIGHTS Bulletin 185

Bal Sokhi-Bulley, “The Optional Protocol to CEDAW: First Steps” (2006) 6(1) Human Rights Law Review 143-159

Lilly Sucharipa-Behrmann, “The Individual Complaints Procedure Provided for by The Optional Protocol to CEDAW: A First Evaluation” in Wolfgang Benedek, Hubert Isak, and Renate Kicker, Development and Developing International and European Law: Essays in Honour of Konrad Ginther on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (1999) 653-670

Donna J. Sullivan, Overview of the Rule Requiring The Exhaustion of Domestic Remedies Under the Optional Protocol to CEDAW, OP-CEDAW Technical Papers No. 1(Kuala Lumpur: International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, 2008)

Donna J. Sullivan, “‘The Optional Protocol to CEDAW & Its Applicability’ On The Ground”, 12 February 2008

Kwong-leung Tang & Jacqueline Tak-york Cheung, “Realizing Women’s Human Rights in Asia: The UN Women’s Convention and the Optional Protocol” (2003) 9(4) Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 9-37

Kwong-leung Tang, “Internationalizing Women’s Struggle against Discrimination: The UN Women’s Convention and the Optional Protocol” (2004) 34 British Journal of Social Work 1173-1188

Kwong-leung Tang, “The Leadership Role of International Law in Enforcing Women’s Rights: The Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention” (2000) 8(3) Gender and Development 65-73

Maria Regina Tavares da Silva & Yolanda Ferrer Gómez, ‘The Juarez Murders and the Inquiry Procedure’, in Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling and Cees Flinterman (eds), Circle of Empowerment: Twenty-Five Years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (New York: Feminist Press, 2007), 299–309

UN Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Optional Protocol: Text and Materials (2000)

V-Z

Aloisia Wörgetter, “The Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (1997) 2 Austrian Review of International and European Law 261-268

Christina Zampas and Adriana Lamačková, “Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Women in Europe” (2011) 114 International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 163

 

Last updated: 19 August 2014