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Case Concerning Armed Activities
on the Territory of the Congo
(New Application: 2002)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Rwanda)
Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures
Order of 10 July 2002
[p. S.O. Mavungu] Generally, the main aims of the 1979 Convention are to protect the dignity of women and to allow them full enjoyment of their rights. On an extensive interpretation, it may be concluded that every violation of a right suffered by a woman by reason of being a woman would be covered by the Convention. Here, the Applicant is not seeking to have the alleged violations extended also to men in order that the discrimination should cease, but to secure the cessation of violent acts allegedly committed against women in this case by armed groups because they are being targeted as women.
* For questions of state succession with regard to human rights treaties see I 4.2.6.