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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN
Published: 2011

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This file includes the full text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, the CEDAW consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action.

 

For more information on CEDAW, please visit the UN Women Watch website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/


The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011

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This file includes the text of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, which was ratified by the United Nations in 1968.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota at http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x4cnaslw.htm.


The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Council of Europe
Published: 2011

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This resource includes the text of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms). The ECHR is an international treaty that aims to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.

For more information, please visit the Council of Europe at http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=005&CL=ENG.


The First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011

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This file reviews the articles of the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is a treaty establishing an individual complaint mechanism for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

For more information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/procedure.htm.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Published: 2011

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This file includes the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Declaration consists of 30 articles, regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions and laws.

For information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx.


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, ACHPR
Published: 2011

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This file presents the text of African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Convention, which was adopted by member African States of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union). The charter defines civil, political, economic, social, cultural, people and group rights of African people and includes duties expected from African citizens.

For more information, please visit the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights at http://www.achpr.org/english/_info/history_en.html.


The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011

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This file includes the text of “Declaration and Platform for Action," which was addressed at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, China. The Declaration aspired at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women.

For more information, please visit the United Nations (UN) at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/plat1.htm.


Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series I&II
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series


A group of Kuwaiti male and female family law attorneys with varying political and religious backgrounds and ideologies have been working collaboratively on a weekly newspaper articles in order to educate the public and raise awareness on women’s rights and family law issues. The first article series described each article of Kuwait's family law, and the second series is dealing with specific cases and the application of the family law in Kuwait.

The articles are available in Arabic at the following website:

http://www.familylaw-khaleej.org/en/publications/womens-rights-and-kuwaiti-family-law-weekly-article-series-i-ii.html


Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary


The Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections Survey captures a historic moment as Kuwait women first exercised their political and democratic rights for the first time. It examines the findings of a nationwide survey conducted among 1,376 eligible Kuwaiti male and female voters from all 25 electoral districts during the campaigns leading up to the 2006 parliamentary elections. The report also examines a number of variables that reflect the demographic makeup of Kuwaiti society and their effect on voting decisions.


Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Theory)
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa


Through its regional Family Law Program, Freedom House published the Women's Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings (Theory Portion) which brings together Sunni, Shiite and legal scholars from the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain to analyze family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and religious and civil interpretations in an attempt to bridge key differences among their perspectives.

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