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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

This book critically analyses the treatment of violence against women in the United Nations system, and in three regional human rights systems.
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Apr 9, 2018
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Policies and Guidelines

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

The Handbook serves as a useful tool in supporting efforts to provide justice, support, protection and remedies to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable. It first outlines the international and regional legal and policy frameworks.
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Mar 26, 2012
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Jurisprudence

Landmark Case for Victims of Femicide in Guatemala | Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2015

The IACHR issued a landmark ruling in a case against the government of Guatemala for the disappearance and murder of 19-year old Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz on August 13, 2005.
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Dec 22, 2015
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Guatemala
Saide Mobayed's insight:
“With this decision the Court has sent a very clear message to all governments in the region that they have a strict duty of due diligence and must act immediately from the first moment they receive notice of a potential situation of violence against women.” Santiago A. Canton, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Partners for Human Rights

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Jurisprudence

Gonzalez, Monreal and Monarrez ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico | Tackling Violence against Women

In 2009 the IACHR recognised that the disappearances and murders of three women in Mexico were gender-based and perpetrated in the known context of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez. Hence, it prosecuted the Mexican nation-state for such crimes.
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Nov 9, 2017
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Landmark Documents

First Report on Femicide of the UN SRVAW Rashida Manjoo | 2012

First thematic report of the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, which address the topic of gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide).
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May 23, 2012
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