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How to Protect Every Child’s Right to a Nationality

April 2021

Organised by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, Child Rights Connect, TB-Net and IWRAW Asia Pacific, this webinar featured UN Human Rights Committee member Shuichi Furuya, CEDAW Committee member Elgun Safarov, CRC Committee member Benyam Dawit Mezmur and CMW Committee member Álvaro Botero. The UN Human Rights […]

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Exploring the Potential of the UN Treaty Body System in Addressing Sexuality Rights


IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 11. 30-page paper in PDF format, written by tan beng hui, who provides an introduction to sexuality rights and to the UN treaty body system, before going on to specifically discuss CEDAW, CESCR and the Human Rights Committee, and associated challenges.

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Women’s Right to Nationality and Citizenship


IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 9. 48-page paper in PDF format, written by Sapana Pradhan-Malla and Phanindra Gautam, covering gender-based biases in acquiring citizenship; effects of, and violations of rights resulting from, depriving equal citizenship rights; international human rights standards on nationality; case studies from around the world; and strategies to move forward.

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Making UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies More Effective: A Gender Critique of Reforms to the Reporting Process – The Case of the ‘Common Core Document’


IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 4. This 36-page paper in PDF format, written by Dianne Otto, discusses some challenges to centering women’s human rights in the context of earlier reforms to the United Nations treaty body system.  

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