Honour Based Crimes and the Law: Defining the Limits of Honour Based Violence and Abuse


Theoretical backgroundIntroductionAn overview of honourPatriarchy: women’s subjugationLaw, its limits and educationDifferent types of honour based violence and abuseVictims and survivorsWomen as perpetratorsHonour based violence and religionHonour based violence and migrationHonour based violence, domestic violence and crimes of passionGender-based violenceHonour based violence and the law in England and WalesHonour crimes and international human rights lawHonour based oppressionIntroductionMolestationHarassmentDomestic violence protection notices and ordersCoercive and controlling behaviourStigmatisation, marginalisation or isolationPsychological violence and international human rights lawConclusionFemale body mutilationIntroductionFemale genital mutilationFemale genital mutilation and domestic lawFemale genital mutilation and international human rights lawRefugee conventionEuropean Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)Breast ironingBreast ironing and domestic lawBreast ironing and international human rights lawConclusionForced marriageIntroductionTangled concepts of consent and coercionRape leading to forced marriageThe law on forced marriage in England and WalesRight to exitSchools’ involvement in the fight against forced marriageEarly marriagesForced marriage and international human rights lawRefugee conventionEuropean Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)Early marriages and the international human rights lawInternational criminal lawConclusionHonour killingIntroductionHonour killings and domestic lawSentencing council guidelines on honour based violence, honour killingsContinuing shortcomingsInternational human rights law and honour killingsConvention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)ConclusionIn what different forms does honour based violence and abuse manifest itself?Are all forms of honour based violence effectively addressed by the national laws of England and Wales and by international human rights law?If changes in law are not enough on their own, can education be the solution?Bibliography
 
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