Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Ratified on 9/7/1993 with Declarations on Articles 5 (a) and 16 (1)&16(2) and Reservation on Article 29


Declarations:


Articles 5 (a) and 16 (1) : The Government of the Republic of India declares that it shall abide by and ensure these provisions in conformity with its policy of non-interference in the personal affairs of any Community without its initiative and consent.



Article 16 (2) : The Government of the Republic of India declares that though in principle it fully supports the principle of compulsory registration of marriages, it is not practical in a vast country like India with its variety of customs, religions and level of literacy."


Reservation:


Article 29:  The Government of the Republic of India declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of this article."

 

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