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CEDAW and the Security Council: Enhancing Women’s Rights in Conflict

O'Rourke, Catherine and Swaine, Aisling (2017) CEDAW and the Security Council: Enhancing Women’s Rights in Conflict. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 67 (1). pp. 1-28. [Journal article]

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The proliferation of legal and normative standards regulating women’s rights in conflict has been accompanied by concerns about their efficacy. The article examines the activities of the CEDAW Committee and the UN Security Council and considers how synergies might be advanced. The article finds that, while the Security Council has unique authority over UN system activities, sanctions and peacekeeping, the CEDAW Committee – as a human rights treaty monitoring body – possesses the more effective system of state accountability and the more robust commitment to women’s equality and rights. The article proposes measures for the optimum interaction between both institutions in order to maximise overall accountability for women’s rights in conflict.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:accountability, armed conflict, CEDAW, fragmentation, feminism, women, peace and security, women’s rights, United Nations Security Council
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:38890
Deposited By: Dr Catherine O'Rourke
Deposited On:28 Nov 2017 14:42
Last Modified:28 Nov 2017 14:42

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