Protecting the Least Respected: The Girl Child and the Gender Bias of the Vienna Convention's Adoption and Reservation Regime
28 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012
Date Written: 1998
Professor Linda Malone reviews contrasting opinions, found in two articles, one the Women’s Convention and the Children’s Convention. The first article, by Professor William Schabas, shows that the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties’ reservation regime has weakened the effectiveness of both Conventions. Wheras the second article, by Cynthia Price Cohen, demonstrates the importance of the Children’s Convention as a “feminist landmark.” Both suppositions are proven, representing one of a multitude of human rights law paradoxes.
Keywords: international law, women's rights
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