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Women and International Human Rights Law

Universal Periodic Review in Practice, 1st Edition

By Gayatri H. Patel


258 pages

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This book presents the findings of the first comprehensive study on the most recent and most unique and innovative method of monitoring international human rights law at the United Nations. Since its existence, there has yet to be a complete and comprehensive book solely dedicated to exploring the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. Women and International Human Rights Law provides a much-needed insight to what the process is, how it operates in practice, and whether it meets its fundamental aim of promoting the universality of all human rights.

The book addresses the topics with regard to international human rights law and will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students interested in the monitoring and implementation of international human rights law at the United Nations. In addition, it will form supplementary reading for those students studying international human rights law on undergraduate programmes and will also appeal to academics and students with interests in political sciences and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. A New Kid on the Block: What is the Universal Periodic Review, and why was it established?;

2. Mediating Between the Debate on Universalism and Cultural Relativism: An OA Practical Application at the UPR;

3. Description Of The Research Method And Methodology;

4. Women’s Right To Health;

5. Women’s Rights Protection Against Violence;

6. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? A Reflection On UPR Process And The Wider Implications;


About the Author

Gayatri H. Patel is a Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at Aston University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well as social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights