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Question: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women has been described as: ‘The International Bill Of Rights for Women’. Nevertheless, the Convention’s comparative approach and lack of substantive rights, ensures it does not add to rights’ protection for women.

Critically assess the statement with reference to the most problematic aspects of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Mark 87.5% (A) - International Human Rights 2nd Year LLB

Answer: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter CEDAW) entered into force in 1981 and, as of March 2016, has been ratified by 189 states. Demanding the...


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Details: - Mark: 88% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2489 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2016 | Date submitted: November 17, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1033

Question: CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR A PRIVATE LIFE PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR A TRANSSEXUAL’S ABILITY TO GAIN LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR A CHANGE OF GENDER.

Answer: The right to respect for a private life is contained within Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”), now enshrined in the United Kingdom by the Human Rights Act...


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Details: - Mark: 73% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 4926 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 125

Question: Article 3, 12 and 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have been described as the three most important articles of the Convention. If you agree set out the Articles and describe the degree of compliance by UK law. If you do not agree say why and set out three others describing their degree of compliance with UK law.

Answer: Article 3 concerns the paramountcy of the child’s best interests and states that In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities...


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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 768 | References: No | Date written: January, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 444

Question: Critically assess the extent to which the individual complaint mechanism allows for the effective protection of human rights under the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Answer: After World War II, the reconstruction of Europe was based on the establishment of institutions promoting and restoring those liberal and democratic values and ideals which had been seriously damaged by the...


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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2200 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 120

Question: Dissertation title:
Western failure to Prevent Genocide,
The UN and the International Community in Rwanda.
Department of Law, Oxford University.

Answer: The central aim of this dissertation will be to critically examine the genocide in Rwanda with particular emphasis on the obligation to prevent genocide contained within Article 1 of the United Nations...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 10988 | References: Yes | Date written: April, 2010 | Date submitted: January 22, 2011 | Coursework ID: 636

Question: What is the relationship between the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Europan Convention on Human Rights and what reservations on derogations does the UK continue to enter to the European Convention? (3 Marks)

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 is a piece of legislation that enables the European Convention on Human Rights to be incorporated within domestic law and become enforceable within the United Kingdom. In...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 311 | References: No | Date written: November, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 443

Question: Euthanasia and its Standing in Light of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Answer: Euthanasia is a contentious issue at any time of year. With the House of Lords scheduled to debate the legalisation of voluntary active euthanasia in May 2003, it will soon cause extra...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 10000 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2003 | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 117

Question: ‘Although the IMT and the IMTFE did not deal with crimes of sexual violence in armed conflict situations the ICTY and the ICTR have now addressed this discrepancy and ended the impunity towards women.’

Critically discuss this statement.

Answer: In order to test the assertion that the ICTY and the ICTR have now addressed crimes of sexual violence towards women in armed conflict situations, it is essential firstly to consider how...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1135 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2008 | Date submitted: January 22, 2011 | Coursework ID: 635

Question: 'What is the potential significance of A v UK? (European Convention on Human Rights Judgement 23 September 1998)'(3 Marks)

Answer: The Case of A v UK (European Convention on Human Rights Judgement 23 September 1998) involved a boy and an admission by his stepfather that he had hit him with a garden...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 600 | References: No | Date written: July, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 449

Question: 'Freedom of expression constitutes one of the essential foundations of a [democratic] society, one of the basic conditions for its progress and for the development of every man. Subject to paragraph 2 of Article 10, it is applicable not only to 'information' or 'ideas' that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the state or any sector of the population. Such are the demands of that pluralism, tolerance and broadmindedness without which there is no democratic society.' Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: The right to freedom of expression is probably the most universally accepted human right.(2) Certainly, it has been the subject of considerable caselaw under the European Convention of Human Rights.(3) Beginning with...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 5889 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 1997 | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 119


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