1 The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (‘CEDAW’ or ‘Convention’) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (‘UNGA’ or ‘General Assembly’) in 1979, and entered into force in 1981. As of December 2018, it has 189 parties. The framers were of the view that a convention and a treaty body with a gender specific approach were necessary to protect women against pervasive discrimination on the basis of their sex and as such promote substantive equality between women and men (Byrnes, 2012, 52). In line with this position,...
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