A Review of Palestinian Legislation from the Women's Rights Perspective

01 Mar 2012
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The United Nations Development Programme/Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) has commissioned this legislative review to examine Palestinian legislation from a women’s rights perspective. The review, inter alia, assesses national legislation for conformity with international human rights standards, discusses the applicability of those standards to the PNA, and analyze the trajectory of law reform in the oPt as it relates to the rights of women. By drawing on studies from the field of socio-legal studies, the review hopes to offer fresh insights into the interplay between legal reform and socio-economic conditions. It also aims to spark debate on how law reform can most effectively promote women’s rights in the oPt, both while the occupation endures and in the independent Palestinian state.