Women's Property Rights Under CEDAW


Ensuring women's property rights has long been seen as essential to ensuring their enjoyment of other human rights, from personal safety to economic development. The expert committee that interprets and seeks to enforce the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has over the years developed a unique body of jurisprudence interpreting the convention's requirement that women enjoy property rights equal to those of men. What is surprising is that this jurisprudence--which encompasses the right to contract, administer property, access credit and government benefits, make use of agricultural land, access adequate housing, and more--has received very little attention from scholars. Law Professor Jose E. Alvarez, director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law School, will explain what he calls CEDAW's "progressive property jurisprudence." RSVP link: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29leJoum0uRzcDY

Date and Location

Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Furman Hall 326 and via Zoom
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245 Sullivan St
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