656 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Paper 1994 | ISBN 9780812215380 | $42.50s | Outside the Americas £37.00
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A volume in the series Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
"The multiple perspectives offered by this collection of eminently readable and interesting papers make it a valuable resource for upper-division classes in women's studies, international relations, and international law."—ChoiceRebecca J. Cook and the contributors to this volume seek to analyze how international human rights law applies specifically to women in various cultures worldwide, and to develop strategies to promote equitable application of human rights law at the international, regional, and domestic levels. Their essays present a compelling mixture of reports and case studies from various regions in the world, combined with scholarly assessments of international law as these rights specifically apply to women.
"The book's embrace is gigantic. . . . Not only will Human Rights of Women appeal to a wide audience, it should be read by everyone who has any interest in human rights."—Gender and Development
"A brave, honest, and invigorating text."—Journal of Law and Society
"Impressive . . . an exemplary volume."—American Journal of International Law
"This volume is sure to become the standard text on the international law of women's rights."—International Journal
"The essays present a compelling mixture of reports and case studies from various regions in the world, combined with scholarly assessments of various aspects of international law as these rights specifically apply to women. The book addresses multiple and overlapping agendas."—Studies on Women Abstracts
"The strength of the book lies not only in the extensive coverage of the theme and in its interdisciplinary approach but also in the fact that all the contributions are extremely well documented and the book contains informative appendices."—European Journal of International Law
Rebecca J. Cook is Associate Professor (Research) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.