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Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for India's Periodic Review

In spring 2014, the Center, together with Cornell’s International Human Rights Clinic, worked with the Center for Reproductive Rights to prepare a shadow letter that was submitted to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.  The report informed the Committee’s July 2014 periodic review of India’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  It highlighted selected issues of concern, including child marriage and maternal mortality, and recommended questions to be posed to the government and language that may be incorporated into the Committee’s concluding observations.