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Concluding Observations, A/54/38, paras. 161-201, 21 June 1999: Ireland

162. The representative of Ireland began his introduction by emphasizing Ireland’s involvement of women in politics, giving the example of the election of their second successive woman President, which followed an election in which four of the five candidates were women. Although the number of women in Parliament was still lower than desired, the Second […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, E/CN.4/1999/68, 10 March 1999

15. One of the primary ways in which dominant familial ideology affects women, as well as men, is through dictates on sexuality. The European Court of Human Rights has recognized same sex marriage as an aspect of article 8, on the right to private life, of the European Convention. In 1994, the Human Rights Committee […]

Concluding Observations, A/52/38/Rev.1, paras. 306-343, 12 August 1997: Canada

310. Noting that Canada faced new domestic and global socio-economic challenges, the representative emphasized that Canada had taken decisive steps to provide women with an effective legal framework against discrimination. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guaranteed equality before the law and under the law and the equal protection of the law to women […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/79/Add.57, 20 October 1995: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Hong Kong)

13. The Committee expresses concern over the situation of women in Hong Kong, particularly the high level of violence and the absence of adequate punitive or remedial measures. It regrets that the Sexual Discrimination Ordinance is not yet in force and that it limits the damages awarded to women who are subject to sexual discrimination […]