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'Honour': CRIMES, PARADIGMS, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

'Honour': CRIMES, PARADIGMS, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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  • Dimensions:9.2' X 6.1'
  • Edition:2006
  • Author:LYNN WELCHMANSARA HOSSAIN
  • Publisher:Zubaan Publications
  • ISBN:8189013807
  • Cover Type:Hardcover
  • Number of Pages:384
  • About the Author:

    Lynn Welchman is a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Law at the Law Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies, and with Sara Hossain is Co-Director of the CIMEL/INTERIGHTS 'Crimes of Honour' Project. She was formerly the Director of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Prior to her academic appointment, she worked with the Palestinian NGO human rights movements, and has also undertake work for international human rights organizations.

    Sara Hossain is a barrister practising at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and with Dr Lynn Welchman is Co-Director of the CIMEL/INTERIGHTS 'Crimes of Honour' Project. She has worked on a number of cases of abduction of British/Bangladeshi women by their parents for the purposes of forced marriage and has written and spoken widely on forced marriage. From 1997 to 2003, she was the Legal Officer for South Asia at the International Centre for the Legal protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS), London.

    About the Book

    'Honour' brings together the practical insights and experience of individuals and organizations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. The 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 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 book is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-oriented 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 lawyers, policy-makers and activists.

    CONTENTS

    Acknowledgements viii
    Preface: Violence against women and 'crimes of honour'
    RADHIKA COOMARASWAMY
    xi
    Introduction: 'Honour', rights and wrongs
    LYNN WELCHMAN AND SARA HOSSAIN
    1
    1 United Nations approaches to 'crimes of honour'
    JANE CONNORS
    22
    2 'Crimes of honour', value and meaning
    PURNA SEN
    42
    3 The role of 'community discourse' in combating 'crimes of honour': preliminary assessment and prospects
    ABDULLAHI AHMED AN-NA'IM
    64
    4 'Honour killings' and the law in Pakistan
    SOHAIL AKBAR WARRAICH
    78
    5 Murders of women in Lebanon: 'crimes of honour'
    between reality and the law
    DANIELLE HOYEK, RAFIF RIDA SIDAWI AND AMIRA ABOU MRAD
    111
    6 'Crimes of honour' as violence against in Egypt
    CENTRE FOR EGYPTIAN WOMEN'S LEGAL ASSISTANCE
    137
    7 Researching women's victimization in Palestine:
    a socio-legal analysis
    NADERA SHALHOUB-KEVORKIAN
    160
    8 Culture, national minority and the state:
    working against the 'crime of family honour' within the
    Palestinian community in Israel
    AIDA TOUMA-SLIMAN
    181
    9 Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour'
    in Jordan
    REEM ABU HASSAN AND LYNN WELCHMAN
    199
    10 Honour-based violence among the Kurds: the case of
    Iraqi Kurdistan
    NAZAND BEGIKHANI
    209
    11 'Crimes of honour' in the Italian Penal Code: an analysis
    of history and reform
    MARIA GABRIELLA BETTIGA-BOUKERBOUT
    230
    12 The 'legitimate defence of honour', or murder with impunity?
    A critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America
    SILVIA PIMENTEL, VALERIA PANDJIARJIAN AND JULIANA BELLOQUE
    245
    13 'There is no ''honour'' in domestic violence, only shame!'
    Women's struggles against 'honour' crimes in the UK
    HANNANA SIDDIQUI
    263
    14 Of consent and contradiction: forced marriages in
    Bangladesh
    DINA M. SIDDIQI
    282
    15 From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage
    in North India
    UMA CHAKRAVARTI
    308
    16 Tackling forced marriages in the Nordic countries:
    between women's rights and immigration control
    ANJA BREDAL
    332
    Reference
    354
    About the contributors
    370
    Index
    375
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