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A critical evaluation of the OIC plan of action for the advancement of women (OPAAW)

Amayreh, Muath Khalil and Kamaruddin, Zaleha and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan (2020) A critical evaluation of the OIC plan of action for the advancement of women (OPAAW). Journal of Islamic Law Review, 16 (2). pp. 117-154. ISSN 0973-2918

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This paper explores several grounds to provide a comprehensive examination of the overall purpose as well as what constitutes the OIC Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OPAAW) as an international instrument for women’s human rights. To achieve this purpose, it starts with an introduction designed to provide an initial definition of the Plan of Action. It includes three major themes that can be considered as the principal characteristics which define the methodology of the Plan of Action. The examinations encompass the foundational and technical aspects of introducing the OPAAW as a Plan of Action within the realm of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Furthermore, it explores the institutional background of the Plan of Action. Initially, it achieves its objective by providing a relevant explanation to the OIC itself and its structure. It presents the mechanisms and intricacies of endorsing OPAAW as a collective will of the OIC Member States. Additionally, it presents the progress and evolution of the OPAAW since its conception in 2006 until 2018. While doing so, it provides an introductory comparison between the two main versions of the OPAAW, the 2008 as well as 2016, and a summary of the structure of the OPAAW as a document. In combination to examining the structure of the Plan of Action, it explores the themes that categorise the approach and methods of the OPAAW while some of these themes are identical to other international instruments. Finally, it presents how the Plan of Action continually can aspire to work in partnership with the CEDAW at national, regional and international level.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8116/86395
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women’s Human Rights, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), OIC Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OPAAW)
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Dr. Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 16:13
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86395

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