A Sharī’ah Appraisal of the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw), 1979
This research paper presents a Shariah appraisal of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 1979. A critical analysis of CEDAW in the light of Islamic laws is of great significance to measure the level of compatibility between the two. The article highlight the provisions that are in contravention to the spirit of Islamic law. This will help in identifying the provisions of the instruments that may be considered for reservations by Muslim states. Moreover, it would also assist the Muslim States to recognize the provisions which are in conformity to the Islamic laws, so that they could endeavour to ascertain its implementation in their respective domestic laws. Hence, the research at hand integrates a two-fold purpose of attempting to incorporate the compatible laws of CEDAW in the legal system of the Muslim States in an effective manner and striving to mitigate the discrepancies in the document by presenting harmonious recommendations to the International legislators.
KEYWORDS: CEDAW, Islamic laws, Women, Discrimination, Rights etc.