Due Diligence Mania: The Misguided Introduction of an Extraneous Concept into Human Rights Discourse
Menno T. Kamminga
Maastricht University - Faculty of Law
May 4, 2011
Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2011/07
This paper argues that it is a mistake to rely on due diligence as a yardstick to determine whether states have complied with their obligation to prevent and punish violations of women’s rights under CEDAW. The standard of positive obligations employed by the European Court of Human Rights is clearly to be preferred.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: due diligence, CEDAW
JEL Classification: K33working papers series
Date posted: May 5, 2011 ; Last revised: November 21, 2011
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