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  • 24 March, 2021

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Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective

Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective

Background

  • The Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective was discussed and adopted by judges from Philippines in 24 to 25 June 2016, hosted by the ICJ and UN Women.
  • The idea to initiate the development of the Bangkok General Guidance emerged from the ASEAN Regional Dialogue on Judging with a Gender Perspective, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015.

General Guidance

  • The Bangkok General Guidance can make a powerful contribution towards achieving gender equality under the law in Southeast Asia.
  • It is crucial that judges now work to implement this General Guidance in their home countries.
  • Women have a right to equal treatment and equal protection and non-discrimination under the law.
  • It is our responsibility as judges to ensure that women receive equal treatment in law and in practice.
  • The Bangkok General Guidance will make judges aware of means to consider evidence without resorting to gender stereotypes and decide cases based on the principle of equality recognized under international human rights standards, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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