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"Honour", crimes, paradigms, and violence against women, edited by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain

This book arises from the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations addressing so-called 'honour crimes' in different geographic and social contexts, including 'honour killings' and interference with the right to marry. Its purpose is to support human rights activists, policymakers and lawyers by explaining what such crimes are, how they vary from country to country, and what strategies are needed to combat them. Drawing on original case material from a wide range of countries, it identifies and analyses cross-cutting thematic issues and seeks to develop a human right
Table of contents
United Nations, approaches to 'crimes of honour' / Jane Connors -- 'Crimes of honour', value and meaning / Purna Sen -- The role of 'community discourse' in combating 'crimes of honour' : preliminary assessment and prospects / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im -- 'Honour killings' and the law in Pakistan / Sohail Akbar Warraich -- Murders of women in Lebanon : 'crimes of honour' between reality and the law / Danielle Hoyek, Rafif Rida Sidawi, and Amira Abou Mrad -- 'Crimes of honour' as violence against women in Egypt / Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance -- Researching women's victimisation in Palestine : a socio-legal analysis / Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian -- Culture, national minority, and the state : working against the 'crime of family honour' within the Palestinian community in Israel / Aida Touma-Sliman -- Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour' in Jordan / Reem Abu Hassan and Lynn Welchman -- Honour-based violence among the Kurds : the case of Iraqi Kurdistan / Nazand Begikhani -- 'Crimes of honour' in the Italian penal code : an analysis of history and reform / Maria Gabriella Bettiga-Boukerbout -- The 'legitimate defence of honour', or murder with impunity? A critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America / Silvia Pimentel, Valéria Pandjiarjian, and Juliana Belloque -- 'There is no "honour" in domestic violence, only shame!" Women's struggles against 'honour' crimes in the UK / Hannana Siddiqui -- Of consent and contradiction : forced marriages in Bangladesh / Dina M. Siddiqi -- From fathers to husbands : of love, death, and marriage in North India / Uma Chakravarti -- Tackling forced marriages in the Nordic countries : between women's rights and immigration control / Anja Bredal
Literary form
non fiction
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1 online resource (399 p.)
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