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Title: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Alternative Title(s): CEDAW Optional Protocol
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw-one.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/cedawopprot-2000.html
Conclusion Date: 1999-12-10
Entry Into Force Date: 2000-12-20
Description: This is the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW convention. The Optional Protocol focuses on "recognizing the competence of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women -- the body that monitors States parties' compliance with the Convention -- to receive and consider complaints from individuals or groups within its jurisdiction " (UN, Division for the Advancement of Women, Optional Protocol).
Legal Citation: GA res. 54/4, annex, 54 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 5, UN Doc. A/54/49 (Vol. I); 2131 UNTS 83
Amends: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Women's Human Rights
Keywords: rights of women
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: United Nations General Assembly
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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