Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy




In this thesis I studied the effectiveness of CEDAW’s regime of reservations to protect treaty integrity. Specifically, I examined Bangladesh’s reservation to CEDAW to illustrate the effects of impermissible reservations to the Convention, in particular, regarding the implementation and monitoring process of CEDAW. To do this, I conducted a qualitative analysis of relevant documents on the monitoring and implementation process of CEDAW in Bangladesh. The analysis focused on the challenges faced by the CEDAW Committee in effectively discharging its mandate and the interpretation of the provisions of CEDAW, according to their relevance to the implementation of the ‘object and purpose’ of the Convention.

FoR codes (2008)

180114 Human Rights Law, 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation, 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.