Human Rights: Overview
(3,183 words)

The area of human rights is a “limited exception” to the general absence and impact of women from and on the substance and process of international law (Charlesworth and Chinkin 2000, 16). The term human rights refers herein to the human rights norms established in the international system in and following from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UDHR). The discourse of “women's rights are human rights” is one of several ongoing discourses and debates provoked by a consideration of w…

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Welchman, Lynn, “Human Rights: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0091a>
First published online: 2009



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