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Advancing the Human Rights of Women

Using International Human Rights Standards in Domestic Litigation

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This publication contains papers presented by judges, academics, lawyers and representatives of international and non-governmental organisations at the Asia/South Pacific regional judicial colloquium for senior judges on the domestic application of international human rights norms relevant to the human rights of women. It provides an overview of the applicable international standards, examines the challenges involved in promoting the human rights of women and girls in domestic litigation, and explores the ways in which international human rights norms can be relied on in domestic litigation to achieve that goal.

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Speech by the Hon Attorney General, Mr J F Mathews, CMG, JP at the Opening Ceremony of the Judicial Colloquium for Senior Judges in the Asia-South Pacific Region

I am honoured to be invited to this opening ceremony of the Judicial Colloquium for Senior Judges in the Asia-South Pacific Region organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat. This is the third of a series of judicial colloquia for senior judges on the domestic application of international legal instruments which promote women's human rights in the Commonwealth. The first was held in 1994 in Zimbabwe, the second was held last year at the Non-governmental Organisations Forum at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

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