due diligence

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Principle of international law that mandates states to exercise due diligence in preventing and investigating violations of human rights, providing protection to victims, punishing perpetrators and compensating the victim for human rights violations. 

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CEDAW Committee’s jurisprudence developed through the committee’s General Recommendations and views and recommendations issued upon consideration of complaints under the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW Convention.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1093