The Status of Women in Iraq: Update to the Assessment of Iraq's De Jure and De Facto Compliance with International Legal Standards

Sunday, January 1, 2006
American Bar Association (ABA)
Western Asia

This Assessment measures Iraq's compliance with internationally accepted standards of gender equality as outlined in core international human rights law instruments to which Iraq is a party. The international human rights framework is an interconnected network of laws and principles that serve as guidelines for ensuring human dignity and a universally equal society. Human rights were defined gradually over several decades through the drafting, signing and ratification of international legal instruments to which governments made commitments and undertook obligations.

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American Bar Association, The Status of Women in Iraq, 2006