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This volume brings together the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. Authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely volume is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-orientated academic perspectives from both the South and the North. The authors give voice to the struggle to locate 'crimes of honour' firmly within the international framework of violence against women and human rights, rather than positioning these abuses as specific to particular cultures or communities. The first of its kind, this book serves as a resource in addressing 'honour crimes' and, more broadly, violence against women, and will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary academic audience as well as to lawyers, policy-makers and activists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776278
ISBN-10: 1842776274
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Hossain

Lynn Welchman is senior lecturer in the law department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Sara Hossain is a barrister practising at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and a member of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a national human rights and legal aid organisation.

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