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Vol 23 No 11 Nov/Dec 2018

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Paget's Law of Banking

Edited by: John Odgers, Pagets
Price: £559.99

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Human Rights of Women

Edited by: Niamh Reilly

ISBN13: 9789811089046
To be Published: June 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
Price: £227.00

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad spectrum of human rights issues and violations as they are experienced by women and sexual minorities across civil, political, social, economic, and/or cultural domains, in different regions, countries, and contexts. It offers cogent summaries of concepts, debates, and trends vital to understanding the field and informing practice to advance the human rights of women.

The book looks into such issues as: persistent discrimination in political and economic life; gender-based violence in public and private spheres; obstacles to reproductive and maternal human rights; threats to women human rights defenders; discrimination and violence against LGBT people; violations of women's human rights in conflict situations; and the nexus between sustainable development goals, climate change, and the human rights of women. It also addresses human rights violations in the name of culture or religion, and the challenges in realising the human rights of girls.

Finally, the volume showcases effective strategies to advance the human rights of women in the form of national remedial measures and through engagement with international and regional human rights bodies and mechanisms.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Historical development of norms and advocacy to advance the human rights of women
Methods for research and practice on the human rights of women
Human rights issues and violations in the private sphere
Gender-specific challenges in protecting and fulfilling social and economic human rights
Benefits and limitations of legal strategies to realise the human rights of women
Navigating the nexus of religion, culture and the human rights of women
Tensions between global norms and advocacy and national and local approaches to the human rights of women.