CEDAW Case Study

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According to Ariany (2013, p.537-538), CEDAW is the least respected human rights treaty, since many states parties made their reservations to CEDAW. Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco and Oman made reservations to CEDAW, due to its contrary to Shari’a. While Algeria, Indonesia, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen made reservations to CEDAW due to religious justifications. And the most reserved article is Article 16 on marriage and family life. In addition to that, Englehart and Miller (2014, p.22-23) explain that CEDAW has small contribution to human rights’ attainment, due to its weak enforcement, compare to other UN human rights treaties. It is like a secondary treaty, compare to civil …show more content…
Mello and Strausz (2011, p.355) state that CEDAW women’s rights activists in Japan, reframed women’s rights issues as human rights issues. Some policy changes were developed, such as the law on ‘prohibiting domestic violence and stalking’, birth control pill, and parental leave. They further explain that in early 2005, Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) in Turkey, issued a shadow report urging for critical reforms on the penal code, the women’s shelters funds, the low political representation, and the inequalities in marriage and workplace (p.347). Ramdas and Janus (2011, p.35) describe that women’s organizations in the Philippines used the CEDAW Optional Protocol on rape case appeal. As the result, the government must implement the recommendations, i.e. ensure immediate rape cases measurement and conduct fair and impartial legal

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