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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Women, Rights of, International Protection

Christine Chinkin

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 August 2019

Subject(s):
Women, rights — Equality before the law — Right to work — Right to vote and to be elected — Right to family — Human rights remedies — Gender — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, application

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The international law of human rights offers considerable guarantees to women through binding treaties supplemented by international soft law and supported by specialist institutions. The regional human rights systems have also given attention to the question of women’s human rights. 2 The International Council for Women argued unsuccessfully for the inclusion of women’s rights in the Covenant of the League of Nations (see also Feminism, Approach to International Law ). The question of the status of women was placed on the League of Nations’ agenda in 1935 and a...
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