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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/index.htm
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Reports by specialized agencies on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their activities : Report by the International Labour Office

25 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Information provided under the follow-up procedure to the concluding observations of the Committee : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

17 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the 5th and 6th periodic reports : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

13 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : 6th periodic report of States parties : addendum : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Isle of Man)

14 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : 6th periodic report of States parties : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

14 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : 6th periodic report of States parties : addendum : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (overseas territories of the United Kingdom)

14 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

N.S.F. v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

12 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Case Law

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: State Party Report, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Isle of Man)

29 September 2003 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: State Party Report, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 September 2003 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : 5th periodic report of States parties : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 September 2003 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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