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Article 1

Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, Beate Rudolf

From: The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary

Edited By: Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, Beate Rudolf

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 August 2020

For the purposes of the present Convention, the term ‘discrimination against women’ shall mean any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.   The concept of ‘discrimination against women’, defined in Article 1, is fundamental to the Convention:...
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