The position of Women’s Rights in an International Society: A discussion of the United Nations responsibilities as a global government

Skøien Coogan

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This dissertation aims to investigate the postulated gap between the United Nations resolutions and their actual function within a given country. The Universal Periodic Reports (UPR) has in many cases shown that the UNs member states are not upholding, nor responding to the resolutions given by the UN. Throughout this paper we have investigated the 2012 UPR report on Morocco. Specifically we have chosen to research Morocco’s Human Rights situation regarding Women’s right, were there is clear evidence that Morocco is lacking in compliance with the UNs standards. While investigating the explicit case, we are at the same time asking the question of the actual function of an international institution. To be able to enter a discussion, we have looked at the structure within the UN to see how the declarations are made. In addition we looked at the historical background of both the Human rights and what these entail. We also looked into the cultural, historical and political context of Morocco. With the findings from our case study of Morocco as a point of departure, we feel sufficiently equipped to argue that there is clear evidence of a lack of authority from the UN. As a natural outcome of these findings, we are left with the question whether there is need for such an organization at all.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereFredeiksen Hahonou


  • Morocco
  • United Nations
  • Womens rights