This paper makes a case for advancing women’s tenure rights and how international law can be used to promote those rights in the context of REDD+. It is intended for women’s rights advocates involved in climate change and REDD+, and thus presumes a general familiarity with REDD+. International human rights law is presented as an additional framework for advocates to use in their strategies and messages to advance women’s tenure rights in REDD+.
The purpose of this report card is to assess the implementation by the International Criminal Court of the Rome Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Elements of Crimes and in particular the gender mandates they embody. The International Criminal Court is the permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community (ICC website).
This paper will highlight the steps taken by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights to protect the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the use -and consequences- of findings of positive State obligations with regard to violence against women.