Real Impact or False Commitment: Promoting Gender Rights through Human Rights Treaties (HRTs)

HRTs are important tools for promoting human rights in general and women’s rights in particular. Yet, their efficacy has been subject to various obstacles, most notably non-compliance by states. Furthermore, some HRTs have been criticized for their approaches. Given the increasing number of states ratifying HRTs and the significance of human rights promotion, it is important to identify the gaps in HRTs and address them. Continue reading