Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives

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Abella, Rosalie, 437
Abi-Saab, George, 89
"abolitionist" approach (to prostitution), 552
aboriginal peoples ( Canada), 444- 45, 454
abortion: in Canada, 459n.40; forced, 20, 517-18, 556; in Latin America, 260; in Nigeria, 316; incomplete, 524; need for safe, 516; as woman's risk, 71, 522- 23. See also feticide; reproductive rights
access to legal services: third world, 344, 353, women, 29, 30, 245- 46, 317, 376, 483, 526-27
accountability: vs. legal responsibility, 228, 229. See also state(s): accountability of, for actions by private individuals; state: responsibility of, for actions of officials of
acquiescence concept, 141
action: and rights discourse, 60-62, 67- 68
actio per quod, 449- 50
Additional Protocols (to Geneva Conventions), 546, 567n.131
admissibility criteria (for complaints), 197-98, 205, 219
adoption, 378, 382, 385-86, 477
adoption theory, 28, 360, 362, 367
adultery: as divorce grounds, 383, 387, 491 n.79; gender discrimination concerning, 103, 260, 383, 387, 538; Pakistan's criminalization of, 481; penalties for, 55, 395n.42
affirmation action: domestic courts' difficulties with, 365-66; and Nigerian constitution, 315; tension between nondiscrimination and, 41, 47-48, 66- 68, 235, 290, 293-94, 310- 11, 315-16, 365-67, 377, 437, 438, 439, 518, 533, 535, 538-41, 545-49, 556; Women's Convention on, 236, 365-67
Afghanistan, 76, 550, 564n.65
Africa: constitutions in, 27, 300, 314-17, 320-21; relations between nations of, 509, 514n.57; rights discourse in, 4- 5, 307-25, 422-23; women's legal rights in, 304, 431, 433. See also African Charter; structural adjustment programs; names of specific African countries and issues
African-Americans, 61-62
African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, 510
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: background of, 285; binding obligations of, 290-91; complaint procedures of, 199; enforcement mechanisms of, 314-17, 503, 505, 509; equal treatment provisions of, 10, 27, 290, 293-94, 413, 499; ICJ's role in, 343; individuals' duties in, 294, 296-97, 305n. 15; possible uses of, 502-11; and property rights, 17-18, 251, 495- 514; ratifiers of, 15, 500-501; rights covered by, 307, 313; standards of, 285- 86, 302; on traditional values, 286, 291- 92, 297, 313, 503-4; use of, to challenge Islamic personal law, 16, 413-15, 419; and women's human rights, 285-306, 312-15, 321, 346. See also African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


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