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International Conventions: Overview
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International law is a significant symbolic tool, but may be a very weak device in reality to assist in improving the actual lives of women around the world, including Muslim women. This entry examines one major aspect of international law – the role of conventions or treaties, which are “international agreements concluded between States in written form and governed by international law” (art. 2(1)(a), Vienna …

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Wing, Adrien Katherine, “International Conventions: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0095>
First published online: 2009

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