Frances Raday

Frances Raday, Professor of Law, previously an expert member of CEDAW, is Rapporteur-Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination Against Women. She is Honorary Professor, University College London, and Doctor Honoris, University of Copenhagen. She is the author of academic books and articles on human rights, labour law and feminist legal theory. She has been legal counsel in precedent-setting human rights cases in Israel’s Supreme Court. |Frances Raday, Professor of Law, previously an expert member of CEDAW, is Rapporteur-Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination Against Women. She is Honorary Professor, University College London, and Doctor Honoris, University of Copenhagen. She is the author of academic books and articles on human rights, labour law and feminist legal theory. She has been legal counsel in precedent-setting human rights cases in Israel’s Supreme Court. |Frances Raday, Professor of Law, previously an expert member of CEDAW, is Rapporteur-Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination Against Women. She is Honorary Professor, University College London, and Doctor Honoris, University of Copenhagen. She is the author of academic books and articles on human rights, labour law and feminist legal theory. She has been legal counsel in precedent-setting human rights cases in Israel’s Supreme Court. |Frances Raday, Professor of Law, previously an expert member of CEDAW, is Rapporteur-Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination Against Women. She is Honorary Professor, University College London, and Doctor Honoris, University of Copenhagen. She is the author of academic books and articles on human rights, labour law and feminist legal theory. She has been legal counsel in precedent-setting human rights cases in Israel’s Supreme Court.

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Women’s Equality: Paradigm and Backlash

Women’s Equality: Paradigm and Backlash

Women's rights seemed simple 72 years ago, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, under the visionary leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, launched an international regime which outlawed sex discrimination and required states to ...
Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

The decision of the London Employment Tribunal that Uber taxi drivers are employees and not self-employed is of global importance, in the face of the increase in all kinds of informal labour constructs, which include self-employed, ...
UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

In December 2015, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice (WGDAW) issued its end-of-mission statement regarding the status of women’s equality in the United States (US). The US is one ...
Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

In recent years at the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) an ideological challenge has been directed against the universality of international human rights by a strong religious lobby. Religions themselves have, in the ...
The Family Agenda: Promoting Traditional Values in the Human Rights Council

The Family Agenda: Promoting Traditional Values in the Human Rights Council

On 23 June 2014, the Human Rights Council decided, through its resolution 26/11, to convene a panel discussion on the protection of the family, “reaffirming that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is ...
Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

In the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S.A.S. v. France, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that Law no. 2010-1192 of 11 October 2010 which made it illegal for anyone to conceal their face in public places ...
Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Editor’s note: The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice presented a thematic report on women’s economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis to the Human Rights ...