Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide)

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publication date: 
Nov 1, 2014
This protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts.
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This publication was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

Saide Mobayed's insight:
The main objective of this document is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court.