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Anthea Roberts, Paul B. Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier, and Mila Versteeg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190697570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190697570.001.0001

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CEDAW in National Courts

CEDAW in National Courts

A Case Study in Operationalizing Comparative International Law Analysis in a Human Rights Context

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Comparative International Law

Christopher McCrudden

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the methodology and findings of a comparative international law study of national judicial use of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, one of the key human rights covenants that go to make up what has been called the international Bill of Rights. The chapter is structured as follows. Section II presents a brief outline of CEDAW in order to locate what follows. Section III provides a detailed analysis of the methodology adopted in undertaking the study, including a discussion of the sources used in compiling a detailed dataset of judicial opinions and how the questions used to analyze this dataset were formulated. Section IV presents the basic findings that resulted from this analysis. Section V concludes.

Keywords:   comparative international law, human rights, national courts, CEDAW, methodology

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