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'Honor' crimes

Study on 'honour' crime prosecutions published

December, 2008
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) study on 'honour' crime has been published today allowing prosecutors to be better able to tackle the cases.

Surjit Athwal's daughter launches helpline

A CAMPAIGNING teenager determined to see her mother’s killers brought to justice has launched a regional helpline first piloted on Teesside.

'Deviant victims' and 'deficient men'

November, 2008
Dr. Azza Baydoun

Dr Azza Baydoun has analysed every ‘honour killing' in Lebanon that has gone before the courts since 1999 and found that behind the plea of offended honour lies the crime of femicide. She describes the patriarchal concepts of ‘deviant women' and ‘deficient men' in her research. Here she outlines some of her findings.

"Honour killing" punishable under Islamic law: Sharia Court

Muzaffarnagar (PTI): Close on the heels of three cases of suspected honour killings in the district, a Shariat Court here has ruled that such crimes should be treated as murder and are punishable under Islamic law.

"Islam does not permit illicit relationship, but killing a girl for this reason is a cold-blooded murder and is a serious offence under the Islamic law," chairman of Shariyat Court Maulana Irfan Mufti Zulfikar said.

Palestinians join UN agencies in denouncing honour killings and gender abuse

5 December 2008 – Eight United Nations agencies have co-sponsored the first Palestinian ‘festival’ to combat violence against women, driving home the message that so-called “honour killings”

Women break silence over 'honour killings'

THE Abu Ghanem clan has lost another of its women, the ninth in eight years killed for supposedly breaching the family's honour.

Crime study on ‘honour’ killings

WEST YORKSHIRE has been at the forefront of a study into so-called honour crime.

The county has been one of four areas nationwide closely studying the scale of the problem.