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Latest items for ATC-DATA-5

Jan. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"That same year these murders were officially defined as femicides, during a meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism of the Belem do Pará Convention, the Inter-American instrument signed in 1994 to prevent and punish violence against women" (para 9).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction"(19)
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The court ruled that the 'violence inflicted upon (them) should be considered as being grounded on sex and that it consequently amounted to a form of discrimination against women.' ECHR ordered Italy to pay 40,000 euros ($42,000) to the woman for damages, costs and expenses related to the case" (para 6-7). Italy is subject to the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (EJ-Coder Comment). "The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which advises member states on basic legal rights such as freedom of expression and the right to equality, reported in 2014 that roughly one in five women across the bloc experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner" ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In the past few decades, Pakistan has signed and ratified many significant UN conventions and covenants, only to fall far short when it comes to implementation or amending local laws to bring them in conformity with international standards" (para 5).
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"These statements [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for female univeristy and vocational school testing] are considered as direct incitement to violence against women and a clear violation of the sanctity of both the personal privacy and the body stipulated by the constitution and the international conventions"(para 3)."According to the international conventions and United Nations’ decisions ratified by Egypt; This [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for female university and vocational school students] is a gross violation of human rights and incitement to violence against a large segment of population up to two million and half young women"(para 6)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Since much waged employment is in the informal sector, national labor legislation is unable to ensure the right to a minimum wage or protect women from discrimination. In addition, labor legislation frequently treats the agriculture sector differently from other sectors with regard to issues such as working time, overtime pay, and leave time (ILO 2008, para. 295). The ILO [International Labour Organization] Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has repeatedly denounced this (FAO, IFAD, and ILO 2010, p. 14). National labor inspectorates are often severely understaffed and lack the capacity to monitor the agriculture sector. This is due, in part, to the cost of dealing with ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In our view, the proposed amendments to Tajikistan’s Law on Public Associations are inconsistent with the country’s international human rights obligations and commitments. As emphasized by international human rights bodies, the ability for civil society organizations to access funding and resources for their work is an integral and vital part of the right to freedom of association as protected, in particular, by article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). As a party to the ICCPR, Tajikistan has an obligation to facilitate NGO access to funding, irrespective of whether it originates from domestic, foreign or international sources" (para 7). "We call on the authorities of Tajikistan ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Pakistan has also committed itself to meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the objective of building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)" (para 2).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction"(14)
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1, ATC-DATA-5

"Sudan finally repealed a law that would subject victims of rape being put on trial for adultery – a crime that would lead to the victim being jailed, flogged or even stoned. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) coalition continues to advocate for the country of Sudan to ratify the Protocol, but commends the efforts being put in place to address the discrimination of women" (para 9).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Botswana, Egypt
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"17 have yet to ratify [the Maputo Protocol] and only two countries – Botswana and Egypt – have not signed at all" (para 6).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"On January 30, 2015, Tunisia’s president, Beji Caid Essebsi, proceeded to sign the instrument [ratify the Maputo Protocol] at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, during the 24th African Union Heads of State Summit" (para 6).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATC-DATA-5, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"By ratifying the Protocol, Sierra Leone has made a progressive move towards legal protection that will complement national laws relating to women and girls" (para 4).
July 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

``The Court (Inter-American Court of Human Rights) held that the State violated the woman’s rights to personal integrity, personal freedom, private and family life, access to information and rights to found a family, and to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to the dignity of a human being, all contained in the American Convention on Human Rights. The State had also violated its duties to condemn all forms of violence against women under the Convention of Belem do Pará. In finding these violations, the Court recognized that sterilization without consent annulled the right to freely make decisions regarding one’s body and reproductive capacity, resulting in loss of ...more
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee calls upon the State party to use the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in its efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention" (15)
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Switzerland signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/09/2013
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Belgium signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/09/2012. It was ratified on 14/03/2016 and entered into force on 01/07/2016
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Denmark signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/10/2013. It was ratified on 23/04/2014 and entered into force on 01/08/2014
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

The United Kingdom signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 08/06/2012
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Cyprus signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 16/06/2015
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Sweden signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/05/2011. It was ratified on 01/07/2014 and entered into force on 01/11/2014
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Japan did not sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210, despite being a non-member State that has participated in the Council of Europe's elaboration
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Armenia did not sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 despite being part of the Council of Europe
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Canada did not sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210, despite being a non-member State that has participated in the Council of Europe's elaboration
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Norway signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 07/07/2011
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Croatia signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 22/01/2013
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Macedonia signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 08/07/2011
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Iceland signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/05/2011
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Romania signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 27/06/2014. It was ratified on 23/05/2016 and entered into force on 01/09/2016
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

Turkey signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or Istanbul Treaty 210 on 11/05/2011. It was ratified on 14/03/2012 and entered into force on 01/08/2014