U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate [June 23, 2011] [open pdf - 319KB]
"This report provides an overview of CEDAW's [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women] background, objectives, and structure, including the role of the Convention's monitoring body, the CEDAW Committee. It examines U.S. policy and issues in the U.S. ratification debate, including the Convention's possible impact on U.S. sovereignty, its effectiveness in combating discrimination, and its role as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy."
CRS Report for Congress, R40750
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