Since 2002, the Finnish homicide monitor (FHM) has been maintained jointly by the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (University of Helsinki), the National Police Board and the Police College Research Unit. The FHM uses victim-based data architecture and is updated on an ongoing basis. Each row of the data matrix corresponds to a homicide victim.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences provides an account of her activities since her previous report. Following a discussion on the adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women, she presents responses received from regional mechanisms and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women following her call for input on the issue. She addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global,