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Part Two The Doctrine and Practice of the Inter-American System, 10 Women’s Rights, Gender, and Sexuality

James L. Cavallaro, Claret Vargas, Clara Sandoval, Bernard Duhaime, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Stephanie Erin Brewer, Diana Guzmán, Cecilia Naddeo

From: Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System

James L. Cavallaro, Claret Vargas, Clara Sandoval, Bernard Duhaime, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Stephanie Erin Brewer, Diana Guzman, Cecilia Naddeo

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Gender — Sexual orientation — Reproductive freedom — Gross violations — Women, rights

This chapter examines the inter-American system’s response to gender-based human rights violations, particularly the Commission and Court’s jurisprudence on violence and discrimination against women, and women’s access to social, economic, procedural, civil, political, and reproductive justice. It reviews the 1994 Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, also known as the “Belém do Pará” Convention. It also considers the Commission’s role in developing the inter-American system’s jurisprudence on gender and on women’s rights, in individual cases, thematic reports, and through Rapporteurships on the Rights of Women and on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Persons (LGBTI).

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