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Landmark Documents

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

In 2008, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted this Declaration on Feminicide, which points out that it constitutes the gravest form of discrimination and violence against women.
publication date: 
Aug 15, 2008

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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.
publication date: 
Nov 9, 2017
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Mexico

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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.
publication date: 
Jan 1, 1994
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countries: 
Brazil

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