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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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M.P.W. v. Canada

13 April 2012 | Judicial Body: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Canada - Mexico

Communication no. 25/2010 : Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women : decision adopted by the Committee at its 51st session, 13 February-2 March 2012

13 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Guadalupe Herrera Rivera v. Canada

30 November 2011 | Judicial Body: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Canada - Mexico

Communication No. 26/2010 : Decision adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session, 3 to 21 October 2011

30 November 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Mexico

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Sixth periodic report of States parties, Mexico

23 January 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Report on Mexico produced by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, and reply from the Government of Mexico

27 January 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

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