Thursday, November 25, 2010
In addition to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as proclaimed by the UN.
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1994. It rests in part on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which was signed by President Jimmy Carter but has not been ratified by the Senate.
A recently published and excellent article discussing the current state of CEDAW, including the constitutional issues, is Ann Piccard's U.S. Ratification of CEDAW: From Bad to Worse? available in draft form on ssrn here.