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

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

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Item Code: IDG036
Author: LYNN WELCHMANSARA HOSSAIN
Publisher: Zubaan Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8189013807
Pages: 384
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.2" X 6.1"
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

Acknowledgementsviii
Preface: Violence against women and 'crimes of honour'
RADHIKA COOMARASWAMY
xi
Introduction: 'Honour', rights and wrongs
LYNN WELCHMAN AND SARA HOSSAIN
1
1United Nations approaches to 'crimes of honour'
JANE CONNORS
22
2'Crimes of honour', value and meaning
PURNA SEN
42
3The 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
5Murders 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
7Researching women's victimization in Palestine:
a socio-legal analysis
NADERA SHALHOUB-KEVORKIAN
160
8Culture, national minority and the state:
working against the 'crime of family honour' within the
Palestinian community in Israel
AIDA TOUMA-SLIMAN
181
9Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour'
in Jordan
REEM ABU HASSAN AND LYNN WELCHMAN
199
10Honour-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
12The '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
14Of consent and contradiction: forced marriages in
Bangladesh
DINA M. SIDDIQI
282
15From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage
in North India
UMA CHAKRAVARTI
308
16Tackling 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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