"The African Women's Rights Protocol contains some wonderful things: dealing, for example, with domestic violence, trafficking, female genital mutilation, child brides, girl soldiers, recognising the economic value of work in the home, protecting the reproductive rights of all women, and the rights of widows and elderly women. It was developed to address the specific and complex obstacles to equality faced by women in Africa, but in doing so it has identified many problems which are not unique to the women of Africa, and are regularly encountered in our own society. Perhaps we
too need a women's rights protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights?"
Baroness Brenda Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court