This guide presents official documents from international organisations and links to web resources on that theme.
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification, and accession of December 1979 and entry into force in September 1981.
22 December 2000, in accordance with Article 16(1)(see paragraph 16 of Resolution A/RES/54/4
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Wo The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), an expert body established in 1982, is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues from around the world.
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About the ‘Jurisprudence’.
‘This database provides easy access to jurisprudence emanating from the United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider complaints from individuals: the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Committee against Torture (CAT), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)’.
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