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Cabo Verde

Cameroon

Fonjong, L., Sama-Lang, I., & Fon, F. L. (2010) ‘An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Effects on Women’s Land Rights and Food Security’, Perspectives on Global Development & Technology 9(1/2): 154–69.

Canada

Monasky, H. (2014) ‘What’s Law Got to Do With It?: An Overview of CEDAW’s Treatment of Violence Against Women and Girls Through Case Studies’, Michigan State Law Review, 327: 327-347.

Lahey, K. and de Villota, P. (2013) ‘Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada’, Feminist Economics, 19(3): 82-107.

Lamarche, L. (2013) ‘The Canadian experience with the CEDAW: all women’s rights are human rights – a case of treaties synergy’, in A. Hellum and H. S. Aasen (eds.), Women’s Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional, and National Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 358-384.

Tang, K. and Peters, H. (2006) ‘Internationalizing the struggle against neoliberal social policy: The experience of Canadian women’, International Social Work, 49: 571.

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.

Bayefsky, A. (1994). General Approaches to Domestic Application of Women's International Human Rights Law. In R. Cook, Human Rights of Women (1st ed., pp. 515-532). United States of America: University of Pennsylvania.

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Zwingel, S. (2016) Translating International Women’s Rights: The CEDAW Convention in Context (London: Palgrave MacMillan)

Baldez, L. (2013) Blocking Diffusion: Conservative Backlash and the UN Treaty on Women’s Rights, paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 3-6.

Valdés, T. (2013) ‘The CEDAW and the State of Chile: old and new debts with the gender equality’, Anuario de Derechos Humanos, 9: p. 171-81.

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.

Court case in Chile relying on CEDAW article 12 (p. 325): Court built on own constitutional provisions in regard to health care which have the same content as art 12. Determined that women should have equal access to health care as men in rejecting a law that allowed disproportionally higher fees for women’s care than men’s in the private health system. These fees were considered a burden for women that denied them equal access to these services.

Tribunal Constitucional de Chile, Constituticionalidad de articulo 38 ter de la Ley No 18.933, Rol No 1710-10 Inc. (06/08/2010) paras 103, 155-6.

Zwingel, S. (2005a) ‘From Intergovernmental Negotiations to (Sub)national Change: A Transnational Perspective on the Impact of the CEDAW Convention’,  International Feminist Journal of Politics, 7(3): 400-24.

China

den Boer, A. (2012) ‘Counting what Counts in the Application of the Women’s Rights Convention: Violence Against Women in Asian States’, paper prepared for the Annual International Studies Association Conference, San Diego.

de Silva, R. (2010) ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Gender-Based Legal Reform in China’, 5 University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review 197: 197-302.

Cui, F. (2007) ‘Personal Reflections: Achieving Fruitful Results’ in H.-B. Schoepp-Schilling and C. Flinterman (eds.), The Circle of Empowerment. Twenty-Five Years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (New York: The Feminist Press), 326-327.

Merry, S. (2006) Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice (Chicago: Chicago University Press). 

Shalev, C. (2001) ‘China to CEDAW: An Update on Population Policy’, Human Rights Quar­terly, 23(2): 119-47. 

Cheung, F. (1998) ‘Implementing the CEDAW Convention: the need for a Central Mechanism in Hong Kong’, paper presented at a seminar on CEDAW at the University of Hong Kong on November 28, 1998.

De Jonge, A. (1994) ‘The international convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women in an era of Chinese economic reform’, Asian Studies Review, 17(3): 84-94.

Colombia

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.

Court case in Colombia relying on CEDAW article 12 (p. 323): Court interpreted constitution through article 12; held that criminal prohibition of abortion under all circumstances is a disproportionate measure because it infringes the rights to health of the pregnant woman. 

Corte Constitucional de Colombia C-355/06 (10 May 2006).

Simmons, B. (2009) Mobilizing for Human Rights. International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Plata, M. (1994). Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: The Colombian Case. In R. Cook, Human Rights of Women (1st ed., pp. 515-532). United States of America: University of Pennsylvania.

Congo (Republic of)

Costa Rica

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 Costa Rica relying on article 7 (p. 204): Constitutional Chamber of Supreme Court of Justice held that a failure to include female candidates on a list of candidates submitted to the Parliament for the Board of Directors of the Monitoring Body for Public Services is inconsistent with the state’s obligation under article 7 to ensure equality in public life.

Calderon v President of the Republic and another (Vote no. 716-98), (1998) 6 BHRC 306.

Zamora, E. (2009) ‘Derechos políticos de la mujer en Costa Rica: 1986-2006’, Revista de Derecho Electoral, Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones, 7: 1-44.

Cote d'Ivoire

Cyprus

Eronen, G. (2000) ‘Turkish Cypriot women and CEDAW’, Kadin/Woman, 1(1): 61.

Czech Republic