Women's rights and regional systems for the international protection of human rights



This article seeks to compare women’s rights in the three regional systems for the protection of human rights based on the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San José) and the European Convention on Human Rights. Particularly, this article delves into a comparison of the substantive notions of vulnerability, discrimination, and gender-based violence and the legal obligations by which States must protect human rights in light of women’s reproductive and sexual rights. The article also analyzes the extent to which regional mechanisms and human rights Courts place intersectional approaches at the crux of their reasoning.

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