Submission to CEDAW, Access to Justice

The Women and ESCR Working Group of ESCR-Net collectively developed a short submission for CEDAW's Day of Discussion on Access to Justice. The Day of Discussion and all submissions will be considered by the Committee members in the process of developing a General Comment on Access to Justice.  The Women and ESCR Working Group has been regularly engaging with CEDAW and the ESCR Committee as well as the Human Rights Council Working Group on Laws and Practices that Discriminate Against Women to support the inclusion of ESC rights as well as deepening the interpretation around substantive equality.  Our submission is below.