The Religious, Political And Social Implications Of Palestine’s Accession To The CEDAW Agreement



CEDAW, Palestine, Islamic law, Palestinian personal status law


The study aimed to reveal the implications of the accession of the State of Palestine to the CEDAW agreement, as the study came critically in the light of Islamic law, and aimed to identify the CEDAW agreement in terms of origin, historical background and contents, and the extent of compatibility between Islamic law and the Palestinian agreement and legislation, and to know the extent of the difference and contradiction between Islamic law and the Palestinian agreement and legislation. The study used the descriptive analytical approach and the comparative approach to make a comparison between Islamic law and the agreement to find out the extent of compatibility and the difference between them. The study concluded that the CEDAW Convention has become the main reference and the main convention that protects women’s rights and ensures their protection against any discrimination exercised over them because of the distinction between them and men, and the CEDAW Convention calls for absolute equality between men and women, It also concluded that the State of Palestine acceded to the agreement and did not maintain any of its articles, bearing in mind that some of its articles contradicted Islamic law and the Palestinian Personal Status Law