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Reports & Research
October 2002
Slovenia
Liechtenstein
Slovakia
Hungary
Croatia
Poland
Germany
Australia
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Eastern Europe

Women's employment in transition countries, notably Central and Eastern Europe has become increasingly informal and flexible. The first growing trend is that women are more involved in cross-border trade, known as 'suitcase' trade, often keeping women away from home for days or months.

Reports & Research
December 2001
Slovenia
Liechtenstein
Slovakia
Hungary
Croatia
Australia
Germany
Poland
Macao S.A.R
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Eastern Europe
Eastern Asia

The topic of gender relations in the context of conflict covers highly sensitive terrain, not only within the war-torn society, but for intervening institutions. Like other international humanitarian agencies, Oxfam Great Britain (GB) has faced difficult questions about whether its presence has sometimes done more harm than good.

Legislation
March 1996
Liechtenstein

The present Act introduces some amendments to the Land Transaction Act of 9 December 1992. In particular, the Act amends, inter alia, article 9 dealing with authorization on behalf of competent authorities; article 13 concernig grounds for rejection and exclusion; article 15 on Submission obligation; article 16 on Municipal Land Transaction Commission; article 36 on Transition periods.

Legislation
December 1992
Liechtenstein

The objective of the present Act is to safeguard the public interest on the occasion of transfer of land or parts thereof to guarantee an even distribution of land throughout the national territory.

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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