Kouvo, Sari and Corey Levine. (2016) ‘Law as a Placeholder for Change? Women’s Rights and Realities in Afghanistan’, in: Kim Rubenstein and Katharine G. Young (eds.) The Public Law of Gender: From the Local to the Global, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 195-216.
Cook, R. J. and V. Undurraga (2012), ‘Article 12’ in M. A. Freeman, C. Chinkin, and B. Rudolf (eds.), The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 311-33.
Two court cases in Argentina relying on CEDAW article 12 (p. 322)
1. Court upheld constitutionality of a law requiring the provision of sexual and reproductive health services to all fertile persons, especially adolescent girls.
Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Liga de Amas de Casa, Consumidores y Usuarios de la Republica Argentina y otros c/CGBA s/accion declarativa de inconstitutionalidad, 14/10/2003, Judge Alicia E.C. Ruiz, paras 3-4.
2. Permission of lawful abortion in the case of a 15-year-old girl who was raped. Reliance on article 12 and GR 19; states have to take measures to prevent coercion of women regarding reproduction and to ensure that they don’t have to undergo high-risk procedures such as illegal abortions due to lack of appropriate services.
Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Chubut, Argentina, F, AL s/Medina Autosatisfactiva, 08/03/2010, Judge Passuti, para IV and Judge Royer, para IV.
Htun, M. (2003) ‘Sex and the State: Abortion, Divorce, and the Family Under Latin American Dictatorships and Democracies’ (Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press)
Byrnes, A. C. (2013) ‘The implementation of the CEDAW in Australia: success, trials, tribulations and continuing struggle’, in A. Hellum and H. S. Aasen (eds.), Women’s Human Rights. CEDAW in International, Regional, and National Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 323-357.
Wittkopp, S. (2012) ‘Article 7’ in M. A. Freeman, C. Chinkin, and B. Rudolf (eds.), The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 197-219.
Court case in Australia (p. 207): Jacomb v Australian Municipal Administrative Clerical and Services Union: Does affirmative action in this union discriminate against men? Judgement drew on CEDAW article 4(1) and 7c: Provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act had to be interpreted along the lines of the Convention. Hence, the measures were NOT discriminatory.
Jacomb v Australian Municipal Administrative Clerical and Services Union, Decision of the Federal Court of Australia of September 2004, FCA 1250.
Chappell, L. (2002) ‘Winding Back Australian Women’s Rights: Conventions, Contradictions and Conflicts’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 37(3): 475–488.
Heyns, C. and Viljoen, F. (2001) ‘The Impact of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties on the Domestic Level’, Human Rights Quarterly, 23(4): 483-535.
Schläppi, E.; Ulrich, S.; and Wyttenbach, J. (eds.) (2015) CEDAW. Kommentar zum Übereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über die Beseitigung jeder Form der Diskriminierung der Frau – Umsetzung in der Schweiz und in Österreich (Wien: Manz Verlag).
Sauer, B. (2007) ‘What happened to the model student? Austrian state feminism since the 1990s’, in: J. Outshoorn and J. Kantola (eds.) Changing State Feminism, (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan), 41-61.