IDIS 280 International Law

IDIS 280 International Law - As of 2001, about 2 million...

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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women In 1946 (the year the UN was founded) the UN established the UN Commission on the Status of Women to report on and monitor women's rights in the world. Their work eventually culminated in this treaty. Anti-discrimination in political, economic, or social life s Pro-policy - it insists that nations must take "all appropriate measures to enforce…" s Anti-stereotype s Family planning s Right to choose last name s Enforcement terms Signed, but not ratified, by the US because of family planning CEDAW 1979 Entered into force in 1990 Children considered 18 or younger s Right to life, liberty, etc, including right to have a nationality (refugee rights) s Education, expression, religion s Pro-policy toward education and health care s Freedom from war, prostitution and pornography s What rights does it guarantee for children? Not signed or ratified by US because it does not allow recruiting people under 18 Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Unformatted text preview: As of 2001, about 2 million women and girls are sold into sex slavery each year worldwide (does not include those already there) About 15,000 enter into the U.S., primarily from Mexico s About 18,000-20,000 trafficked annually (all types) s Some estimates at 30,000 to 50,000 slaves in the US at any given time s Related to the "foreign nanny problem" as well, since sometimes these women are kidnapped into prostitution s In the US 10,000 Russian prostitutes in Israel (consider % of population - 7 million) Some of the primary suppliers are families selling their daughters/sisters to make money Previously, sex slaves were lumped with "illegal immigrants" and treated accordingly s Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 classifies countries by Tiers, 3 may receive sanctions for their behavior Sexual Slavery International Law Monday, April 07, 2008 2:46 PM Class Notes Page 1...
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