Translating CEDAW into Law: Cedaw Legislative Compliance in the Cook Islands

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dc.contributor.author Jivan, VR
dc.contributor.author Forster, C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation 2008, pp. 1 - 99
dc.identifier.isbn 9789823040257
dc.identifier.other R1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12267
dc.description.abstract Research Background The legislative compliance of nation states to international conventions has been identified as an area of concern nationally, regionally and internationally. This publication addresses that concern in relation to the second most ratified convention in the world, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The project and subsequent publication, the first of its kind globally, was a response to a request from Pacific governments and civil society to develop a means to assess the level of legislative compliance to CEDAW. The research involved the development of 113 CEDAW legislative indicators and the application of the indicators to the legislative frameworks of nine Pacific Island countries (PICs). The indicators and the results of the application of the indicators to the nine PICs are contained in the 420 page publication. Research Contribution The publication provides an excellent example of active legal research in an unconventional form which contributes to social justice initiatives in our region. It is an example of the important work that can happen when governments, civil society, regional organisations and the UN work together towards the goals of universal ratification and implementation of CEDAW. Research Significance Translating CEDAW into Law is used extensively across the Pacific region by both civil society and governments and is being utilized as best practice in an increasing number of regions around the world. The indicators have been used by UNIFEM Bangkok to review ASEAN nations, by the UNDP Centre Colombo to review India and Pakistan, and by UNIFEM Middle East to review Arab states. Our research in this area is cited by UN agencies, academics and international experts and has been recognised as 'groundbreaking work, marking an important milestone in treaty implementation', (Dr Simonovic, Chair, UN CEDAW Committee).
dc.publisher UNIFEM
dc.title Translating CEDAW into Law: Cedaw Legislative Compliance in the Cook Islands
dc.type Report
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Suva, Fiji en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 99 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 040091
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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