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Optional Protocol
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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Jurisprudence

CEDAW- 53rd session (1-26 October 2012) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CEDAW/C/53/D/31/2011
Communication No. 31/2011

V.P.P. v. Bulgaria

CEDAW articles 1;

 

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Merits – violation
CEDAW  articles 2, paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (e), (f) and (g); read together with articles 1, 3 and 5, paragraphs (a) and (b); article 12 and article 15, paragraph (1)

E F S R C A

2 ( (a)-(c), (e) and (f);

Policy measures

3;

Guarantee of basic Human rights and Fundamental freedoms

12;

Failure to ensure health-care protocols and hospital procedures to address violence against women and abuse of girl children and provision of appropriate health-care services

15

Equality before the law.

OPCEDAW
none

 

CEDAW/C/53/D/38/2012
Communication No. 38/2012

J.S. v. the U.K.

CEDAW article 1;

Definition of discrimination against women

Failure to exhaust domestic remedies
Incompatible with the provisions of the Convention
Insufficient substantiation and manifestly ill-founded

Inadmissibility
OPCEDAW article 4 (1) – non-exhaustion.  

E F S R A C

2;

Policy measures

3;

Guarantee of basic Human rights and Fundamental freedoms

9

Equality regarding acquisition of nationality.

OPCEDAW article 4(1)

 

CEDAW- 52nd session (9-27 July 2012) New York

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CEDAW/C/52/D/32/2011 Jallow v. Bulgaria

CEDAW articles 1,

2((b), (c), (d), (e), and (f))

3,

4,

5 (a)

and 16.1 ((c), (d), and (f))

OPCEDAW articles 4.1; 4.2 (c)

Definition of discrimination against women

Policy measures

Guarantee of basic Human rights and Fundamental freedoms

Temporary special measures

Sex role stereotyping prejudice

Appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination in all matters relating to marriage and family relations

Failure to exhaust domestic remedies

Insufficient substantiation and manifestly ill-founded

Merits – violation

CEDAW articles 2, ((b), (c), (d), (e) and (f)), 5 (a), and article 16, ((c), (d) and (f)), read in conjunction with articles 1 and 3

E F S R A C

CEDAW- 51st session ( 13 February to 2 March 2012) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CEDAW/C/51/D/19/2008
Communication No. 19/2008

Kell v. Canada

CEDAW articles 1;

Definition of discrimination against women

Failure to exhaust domestic remedies
Insufficient substantiation and manifestly ill-founded
Inadmissible ratione temporis

Merits – violation
CEDAW  articles 2, ((d) and (e));
16 (1 (h)) read in conjunction with article 1

E F S  R C A

2 ( (d) and (e));

Policy measures

14 (2 (h));

Rural women

15 ( 1-4);

Full equality civil and business matters

16 (1(h))

Appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination in all matters relating to marriage and family relations

OPCEDAW article 4 (1); (2 (c); (e))  

 

CEDAW/C/51/D/25/2010
Communication No. 25/2010

M.P.M. v. Canada

CEDAW articles  2((c), (d)) ;

 

Policy measures

Failure to exhaust domestic remedies
Incompatible with the provisions of the Convention
Insufficient substantiation and manifestly ill-founded

Inadmissibility
OPCEDAW article 4 (2 (c))

E  F  S  R A C

3;

Guarantee of basic Human rights and Fundamental freedoms

15;

Full equality civil and business matters

16

Appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination in all matters relating to marriage and family relations

OPCEDAW article 4 (1, 2 ((b) and (c))

 

CEDAW/C/51/D/28/2010
Communication No. 28/2010

R.K.B. v. Turkey

CEDAW articles 1;
 

Definition of discrimination against women

Incompatible with the provisions of the Convention
Insufficient substantiation and manifestly ill-founded

Merits – violation
CEDAW articles 2 ((a) and (c)) read in conjunction with article 1;
5, (a);
11, (1 (a) and (d))

E F S R A C

2 ((a) and (c));

Policy measures

5, (a);

Sex role stereotyping and prejudice

11 (1 (a) and (d))

Employment

OPCEDAW article 4 (2(b) and (c))

 


Symbol numbers
Languagues
CEDAW/C/36/D/1/2003 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/36/D/2/2003 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/36/D/3/2004 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/36/D/4/2004 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/39/D/5/2005 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/39/D/6/2005 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/39/D/7/2005 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/34/D/8/2005 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/38/D/10/2005 E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/37/D/11/2006 E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/44/D/12/2007 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/44/D/13/2007 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/42/D/15/2007 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/46/D/18/2008 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/51/D/19/2008 E
CEDAW/C/49/D/20/2008 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/49/D/23/2009 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/50/D/26/2010 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/50/D/27/2010 A | C | E | F | R | S
CEDAW/C/51/D/25/2010 A | F
CEDAW/C/51/D/28/2010 E | R
CEDAW/C/52/D/32/2011 A | C | E | F | R | S
 
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