All ASEAN member countries have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). However it is a less well-known fact that some ASEAN member states hold reservations on substantive articles of both Conventions, which has an impact on both regional and domestic decision-making associated to women’s and children’s rights. This Alert shall summarise the primary content of both Conventions and provide a summary of reservations held by ASEAN member states in order to call for improved implementation of women’s and children’s protection mechanisms in the region.
Bulletins and Newsletters / Non-Traditional Security / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 21/10/2014