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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
George
 
First Name:
Rachel
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
UN Human Rights Treaty Ratification in the Arab Gulf
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Modern international human rights treaties developed over the latter half of the 20th century to address a wide range of human rights issues. The number of such documents at the United Nations is large and growing.The GCC states have grown increasingly engaged with these UN documents over the past decade, and yet there has been little scholarly attention to these interactions in international relations scholarship so far. This paper discusses the result of this growing interaction between UN human rights actors and GCC representatives over time, examining the nature and development of engagement between Gulf representatives and the three ‘core’ UN human rights conventions on discourse by considering three cases: The UN Convention Against Torture (CAT), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The paper will present the progression of these interactions over time, arguing that they have provoked increased communication over an evolving and variegated dialogue about human rights across the Gulf captured in growing interactions with the UN committees over time.
 
 
 

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