Carin Benninger-Budel, law degree, Utrecht University, is a researcher at Bern University Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies and a consultant on gender and human rights. She has written extensively on violence against women at the World Organisation Against Torture, Geneva.
The publication will make current debates accessible to and is intended to inspire academics, students, representatives from international, governmental and nongovernmental organisations, politicians and legal practitioners.
Table of contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section I Due Diligence: Standards, Problems and Outlook; The Due Diligence Standard: What Does It Entail for Women’s Rights?; The History and Development of the Due Diligence Standard in International Law and Its Role in the Protection of Women against Violence; Preventing Violence against Women: The Due Diligence Standard with Respect to the Obligation to Banish Gender Stereotypes on the Grounds of Article 5 (a) of the CEDAW Convention; Emerging Human Rights Obligations for Non-State Actors; Due Diligence and the Power of Economic Players; Due Diligence and the Fight against Gender-Based Violence in the Inter-American System; Applying the Due Diligence Principle in Asia Pacific; Section II Due Diligence in Context; Domestic Violence; South Africa’s Response to Domestic Violence; Violence against Women by Non-State Actors, a Responsibility for the State under Human Rights Law: Amnesty International’s Work on Domestic Violence; Spain: More Rights, but the Obstacles Remain; Trafficking in Women; Human Trafficking: A Brief Introduction to Issues of Responsibility and Accountability; Problems with the Implementation of the Due Diligence Standard from the Perspective of Countries of Origin in the OSCE Region; Human Trafficking in Germany; Violence against Women Legitimised with Arguments of ‘Culture’; Violence against Women, Cultural/Religious Traditions and the International Standard of Due Diligence; Violence against Women Legitimised by Arguments of ‘Culture’ – Thoughts from a Pakistani Perspective; Controlling Women’s Sexuality, Sustaining Dominant Culture(s), Legitimising Gender-Based Violence: The Case for Due Diligence; Violence in Armed Conflict; Violence against Women in Armed Conflict; Table of Cases; The Contributors; The Supporting Organisations; Index.