Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Japan

Author:Yoko Hayashi
Pages:341-366
SUMMARY

Upon Japan's ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women in 1985, certain law reforms for gender equality were realized. However, international human rights law has impacted limitedly on the Japanese judiciary. The Women's Convention has been invoked by parties in a number of cases, but so far has never been positively quoted by the courts. On... (see full summary)


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