CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 14

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: Make CEDAW part of UK and devolved law without delay to ensure all women in the UK are protected. It should also ensure that the Convention applies to all the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

Original UN recommendation

Recalling its previous concluding observations, the Committee recommends that the State party incorporate all the provisions of the Convention in its legislation without further delay to ensure that the rights of women are guaranteed systematically and on an equal footing throughout all territories under its jurisdiction, including Northern Ireland. It also recommends that the State party, in accordance with its obligations under the Convention, take proactive measures to ensure that the Convention is given effect in all of its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

2 (elimination of discrimination against women), 3 (measures to ensure advancement of women)

Last updated on 11/09/2019