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Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI): Declaration on Femicide | OAS

In 2008, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted this Declaration on Feminicide, which frames it as the gravest form of discrimination and violence against women.
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Aug 15, 2008

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Femicide and Impunity in Mexico: A Context of Structural and Generalized Violence

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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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Mexico

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Expert Group Discussion on National Measures Taken to Prevent, Investigate, Prosecute and Punish Femicide | 2014

IEGM Bangkok 2014: Discussion on ways and means to more effectively prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish gender-related killing of women and girls.
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Aug 18, 2014
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Thailand
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Expert Group on the Criminalization of Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | 2014

This document presents the findings of comparative legal research on 24 jurisdictions on femicide by the Intergovernmental Expert Group (IEGM) discussion held in Bangkok in 2014.
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Sep 1, 2014
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Thailand
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Inter-american Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" | 1994

The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting women of violence.
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Jan 1, 1994
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Brazil

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Resolution 70/176 on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | UN General Assembly 2015

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 on the report of the Third Committee (A/70/490) 70/176. Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls.
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Dec 15, 2015
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