The CEDAW’s Reception in Spain. The Gap between Law and Practice

  • Paloma Durán y Lalaguna Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Keywords: CEDAW. Spain, legal and political consequences of ratification of CEDAW in Spain, equality between women and men


This paper deals on the reception of CEDAW in Spain. First I’ll try to explain the history and context in which the Convention was first ratified (1984) and then apply to the Spanish legal system. The paper review all the information gives to the CEDAW´s Committee trough the periodical reports; and also the consequences of that on the Spanish legal order. At the end, the paper proposes some conclusions related to the political and legal impact of CEDAW in Spain.

Published online: 11 December 2017


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Author Biography

Paloma Durán y Lalaguna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Full Professor of Jurisprudence. Law School of Complutense University, Madrid, Spain; Former Vice President of Women’s Institute, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs; Counsellor of Social Affairs, Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations
How to Cite
Durán y Lalaguna, Paloma. 2017. “The CEDAW’s Reception in Spain. The Gap Between Law and Practice”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 9 (December), 53-66.