'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

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This volume brings together the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organizations addressing so-called "honour crimes", including "honour killings" and interference with the right to marry, as well as analyzing relevant crosscutting thematic issues. In addition, this book identifies relevant intersecting thematic issues from practice-orientated academic perspective. It seeks to highlight a human rights based framework in seeking to address "crimes of honour" rather than taking a culturally ...

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Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

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Overview

This volume brings together the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organizations addressing so-called "honour crimes", including "honour killings" and interference with the right to marry, as well as analyzing relevant crosscutting thematic issues. In addition, this book identifies relevant intersecting thematic issues from practice-orientated academic perspective. It seeks to highlight a human rights based framework in seeking to address "crimes of honour" rather than taking a culturally relativist approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842776278
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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Sara Hossain is a barrister practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Lynn Welchman is Senior Lecturer in the Law Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Violence Against Women and 'Crimes of Honour'—Radhika Coomeraswamy
• Introduction: Honour, Rights and Wrongs—Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain
• The United Nations and International Advocacy on 'Crimes of Honour'—Jane Connors
• 'Crimes of Honour': Value and Meaning—Purbana Sen
• The Role of 'Community Discourse' in Combatting 'Crimes of Honour': Preliminary Assessment and Prospects—Abdullahi An-Nàim
• 'Honour Killings' and the Law in Pakistan—Sohail Warraich
• Women Murder in Lebanon: 'Crimes of 'Honour' between Reality and the Law—The Lebanese Council to Eliminate Violence Against Women
• Crimes of Honour as Violence Against Women in Egypt: An Analysis and Future Prospects—The Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance
• Researching Women's Victimization in Palestine: A Socio-Legal Analysis—Nadera Shalhoub Kevorkian
• Culture, National Minority and the State: Working against 'the Crime of Family Honour' among 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 Killing
• 'Crimes of Honour' in the Italian Penal Code: an Analysis of History and Reform—Maria Gabriella Bettiga
• 'Legitimate Defence of Honour': Illegitimate Impunity for Murder: A Critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America—Silvia Pimental, Valéria Pandjiarjian and Juliana Belloque
• Women's Struggles Against 'Honour Crimes' in the UK—Hannana Siddiqui
• Forced Marriage in Bangladesh: Of Consent and Contradiction—Dina Siddiqi
• From Fathers to Husbands: Of Love, Death and Marriage in North India—Uma Chakravarty
• Tackling Forced Marriages in the Nordic Countries: Between Women's Rights and Immigration Control—Anja Bredal

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