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The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Ahmet Furkan.

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International treaties allow states to attach reservations to them, however, in case of lack of certainty, states might reserve treaties to leave them obsolete. Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a human rights treaty that is reserved by many states for various reasons. Saudi Arabia is one of those states which filed certain as well as vague reservations to CEDAW. Those reservations led Saudi Arabia not to follow the provisions of the treaty. Not many substantial changes were made upon ratification of the Convention which is the main objective of it in Saudi Arabia. In order to prevent such problems from happening in the future, new methods should be introduced to international human rights treaties such as establishing reservation-compliance bodies, defining certain clauses to show which reservations cannot be allowed in treaties, or allowing no reservations to them.

Key words: CEDAW, International Treaties, Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Reservations, Vienna Convention, Blanket Reservations


 
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Ahmet Furkan. The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230


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Ahmet Furkan. The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=39853 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230


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Ahmet Furkan. The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



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Ahmet Furkan. The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(17): 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



Harvard Style

Ahmet Furkan (2020) The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). JCR, 7 (17), 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



Turabian Style

Ahmet Furkan. 2020. The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



Chicago Style

Ahmet Furkan. "The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ahmet Furkan. "The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 1829-1839. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ahmet Furkan (2020) The Problem of State Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Case Study of Saudi Arabia and Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1829-1839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.230