Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia

Combating Violence against Women and Girls for Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand

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Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia

Contributors: Niaz A. Shah
Publication date: 19 March 2018
ISBN: 978-1-84929-175-0
Pages: 212

The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the varying forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and raises awareness of the important role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It is designed to be used by judicial officers and other professionals as a practical contribution towards promoting justice and fairness in the judicial process for women who have been victims of violence.

Produced in partnership with the UN Women Regional Office for Asia- Pacific, this volume brings together information on key judgments of apex courts in Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand to advance protections for women against violence, through the application of constitutional guarantees and international human rights law. Judgments are analysed in the context of relevant legislative frameworks, and guidance offered on best practices on overcoming gender bias when dispensing justice.

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Table of Treaties
Table of Statutes
Table of Cases
Abbreviations and Acronyms

1. Introduction: Violence Against Women and Girls
1.1 Background
1.2 VAWG in target countries
1.3 Terminology
1.4 Commonwealth and UN Women
1.5 Rationale and methodology
1.6 Goal and beneficiaries
1.7 Structure of the Judicial Resource Book

2. Violence Against Women and Girls as a Human Rights Issue
2.1 International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
2.2 Defining Violence against Women and Girls
2.3 VAWG as a human rights issue
2.4 Obligations under IHRL
2.5 Obligations of target countries
2.6 Conclusion

3. Combating Violence Against Women and Girls: the Commitment of the CEDAW Committee
3.1 General recommendations
3.2 Concluding observations
3.3 Individual communication
3.4 Inquiry
3.5 Conclusion

4. Access to Justice for Victims of Violence
4.1 Barriers to women’s access to justice
4.2 Bias in the courtroom
4.3 Guidelines for judges

5. Child, Early and Forced Marriage
5.1 Cambodia
5.2 India
5.3 Pakistan
5.4 Thailand

6. Domestic Violence
6.1 Cambodia
6.2 India
6.3 Pakistan
6.4 Thailand

7. Rape
7.1 Cambodia
7.2 India
7.3 Pakistan
7.4 Thailand

8. Sexual Harassment
8.1 Cambodia
8.2 India
8.3 Pakistan
8.4 Thailand

Annex 1. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women 1979
Annex 2. Table of Treaties