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How can women's rights be better realised in Scotland?

How can women's rights be better realised in Scotland?

Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde, room 552, 50 George Street,, Glasgow G1 1QE.
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June 12, 2018, 10.30 – 12.00

Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is a UN Convention which was signed by the United Kingdom in 1981, and ratified in 1986. UN Conventions are signed by member states only, and therefore Scotland is not a signatory to CEDAW, although many of the women’s rights protected by CEDAW fall under legislation which is devolved to Scotland.

Join Engender and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law as we launch a paper exploring whether CEDAW should be incorporated into Scots Law, and what other legal mechanisms Scotland could create to enable the realisation of women's rights.


  • Professor Nicole Busby, co-author of the paper
  • Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender
  • A representative from the Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Professor Alan Miller, Chair of the First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership

There will be time for questions and informal chat.

Refreshments will be provided, and there is step-free access to the venue. If you have any dietary or access requirements, please mention these in the 'special requirements' box on the booking page, and you can email if you have any questions about the event.

This event is open to all.

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