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Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times
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Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times

A Contemporary Casebook

9781800889385 Edward Elgar Publishing
Rosa Celorio, Burnett Family Associate Dean and Professorial Lecturer for International and Comparative Legal Studies, George Washington University Law School, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 938 5 Extent: 384 pp
This casebook provides an overview of the main international and regional legal standards related to the human rights of women and explores their development and practical application in light of contemporary times, challenges, and advances. It navigates the nuances of the ongoing problems of discrimination and gender-based violence, and analyzes them in the context of modern challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the MeToo movement and its aftermath, the growth of non-state actors, environment and climate change, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the digital world, among others.

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This casebook provides an overview of the main international and regional legal standards related to the human rights of women and explores their development and practical application in light of contemporary times, challenges, and advances. It navigates the nuances of the ongoing problems of discrimination and gender-based violence, and analyzes them in the context of modern challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the MeToo movement and its aftermath, the growth of non-state actors, environment and climate change, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the digital world, among others.

Incorporating lessons learned from her experiences as a practitioner and a law professor, the author navigates and provides snapshots of priority issues and themes in the field of the human rights of women. In each chapter, students are encouraged to reflect and answer questions alluding to the intricacies, challenges, and advances in the protection and exercise of women’s rights in modern times. The chapters also include many case judgments, decisions, views, and general recommendations adopted by universal and regional bodies and courts advancing the development of women human rights issues. This analysis is complemented by key scholarship, reports, and statements produced in the area of the human rights of women and its different features.

Students of issues concerning human rights, women, gender equality, and international law will attain a thorough understanding of the field through this contemporary casebook.
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Contents: Preface 1. Discrimination against women: doctrine, practice, and the path forward 2. Gender-based violence as a form of discrimination 3. Intersectionality and the interconnectedness of discrimination: the case of indigenous women 4. Sexual orientation and gender identity 5. Women and times of emergency: the case of COVID-19 6. Due diligence in the contemporary world: the era of MeToo, non-state actors, and social protest 7. The challenging road to equality and the pursuit of non-discrimination 8. Sexual and reproductive rights: a gender equality and international law
approach 9. Economic, social, and cultural rights of women 10. Women, the environment, and climate change 11. Women and the regional human rights protection systems 12. Women, culture, and religion 13. The human rights of women in the digital world Index
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