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UN: The Legal Protection of Women From Violence - Normative Gaps in International Law

Friday 6 April 2018, by siawi3

Source: Routledge, April 2018

The Legal Protection of Women From Violence
Normative Gaps in International Law

Edited by Rashida Manjoo, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Jackie Jones, University of the West of England, UK

April 2018

Series: Human Rights and International Law

Violence against women and girls remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world today, and it permeates every society. Yet at the international level, there is a gap in the legal protection of women and girls from violence. This book critically analyses the UN system and three regional human rights systems as well as address the current gap in Asia in relation to this issue. The book proposes that the gap should be addressed through a new UN Convention or alternatively an Optional Protocol to the CEDAW, in order to promote a life free of violence for women and girls and to address the systemic challenges that are the causes and consequences of such violence.

April 2018: 234x156: 248pp
Hb: 978-1-138-73796-9 | £115.00

Introduction: Violence against Women and the Need for International Law (Aisha Gill);
Chapter 1: The Importance of International Law and Institutions (Jackie Jones);
Chapter 2: Exploring the Consequences of the Normative Gap in Legal Protections Addressing Violence against Women (David Richards and Jillienne Haglund);
Chapter 3: Normative Developments on Violence against Women in the United Nations System (Rashida Manjoo);
Chapter 4: The African Human Rights System: Challenges and Potential in Addressing Violence against Women in Africa (Nicholas Wasonga Orago and Maria Nassali);
Chapter 5: The European System: Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and The Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) (Jackie Jones);
Chapter 6: Violence against Women: Normative Developments in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Caroline Bettinger-Lopez);
Chapter 7: Closing the Normative Gap in International Law on Violence against Women: Developments, Initiatives and Possible Options (Rashida Manjoo);