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"The Protection of Women’s Rights by CEDAW in the Developing Countries (Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Case Study) "

Cycle of study: ماستەر Master

Title in English: "The Protection of Women’s Rights by  CEDAW in the Developing Countries (Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Case Study) "
Thesis\Dissertation Language: ئینگلیزی English

Author(s): Nishtiman Othman Mohammed 
Supervisor(s): Professor Dr Kameran Hussein AL-Salihi

University: Soran University
Facultyفاکەڵتی یاسا، زانستە سیاسییەکان، و بەڕێوەبردن Faculty of Law, Political Science, and Management
Department: Law
Field of study: public law
Year of completion: 2020

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"The Protection of Women’s Rights by CEDAW in the Developing Countries (Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a Case Study) The recognition of women and female rights as a social category has distinctive conceptual underpinning in international law and has been fully accepted in modern democratic societies. The fight for the protection and advancement of women’s rights as a part of the international human rights has been on-going activities. Historically, in all societies worldwide, women and female children were accorded the lesser rights legally and practically, if anything at all, compared with men and boys. After the establishment of the United Nations and the subsequent adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the agenda was set for protecting and promoting the human rights of all persons including women. This has given a new impetus to the campaign for the protection and promotion of women’s rights, from which women have been deprived for centuries. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is a single comprehensive Human Rights Instrument that promotes and protects women’s rights in all spheres of life. The goal of this research is to explore women’s position in the context of laws and legal obligations. So our concerns will be with those laws that are made by Iraqi Kurdistan parliament; those made by Iraq’s parliament; and those that are inherited from previous Iraqi government prior to the fall of Saddam Hussein, as well as obligation incurred because Iraq become a party to CEDAW. That is why the study will aim at the following; analyzing the legislations in Iraq and Kurdistan to assess how they affect women’s position; identifying the laws that have not been amended yet; and identifying those laws that are still contradictory to the some articles of CEDAW. A parallel concern of this study is to point out the practical ways and policies to protect women’s rights in Iraqi Kurdistan. This study involves both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The analyses of the data, from both primary and secondary sources, reveal that Kurdistan has managed to some extent to create a favorable legal environment. Into this environment many organizations have grown and they are geared toward the elimination of discrimination against women. Yet, practically, these governmental measures fail to provide complete protection for ii women. Accordingly, the study will make recommendation regarding legal and policy measures to protect women’s rights and combat discrimination."