International Labour Office: suggested new article 16 of the draft convention on the elimination of discrimination against women
|UN Document Symbol||E/CN.6/AC.1/L.8|
|Convention||Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)|
AND 10 January 1974
SOCIAL COUNCIL ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
WORKING GROUP ON A NEW
INSTRUMENT OR INSTRUMENTS OF
INTERNATIONAL LAW TO ELIMINATE
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN Item 4 of the agenda
DRAFT CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS
ILO: suggested new article 16
"Nothing in this Convention shall prejudice, or be so applied as to prejudice, the provisions of international Labour Conventions which deal in greater detail with the matters covered by Articles 12 and 13 of this Convention."
N.B. The word "prejudice" fully safeguards any concern to establish higher standards: e.g., application of a period of maternity leave of 14 weeks does not "prejudice" one of 12.