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Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Análisis de Legislación sobre Femicidio/Feminicidio en América Latina y el Caribe e Insumos para una Ley Modelo | UN Women & Mesecvi

13/12/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
This document—available only in Spanish—precedes the 2019 Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls. Its aim is to provide a thorough analyis about femicide/feminicide laws in Latin America. The document...
Europe - femicide

Femicide and Feminicide in Europe. Gender-Motivated Killings of Women as a Result of Intimate Partner Violence | UNSRVAW

12/10/2011Studies, Analyses, Reports
This paper was prepared for the United Nations (UN) Expert Group Meeting on gendermotivated killings, which took place on 12 October 2011, in New York, U.S.A. The Meeting was organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (VAW), its causes and consequences, Ms....
Latin America and the Caribbean - jurisdiction

Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls | OAS

15/03/2019Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Even though the Committee of Experts (CEVI) of the OAS adopted the Declaration on Femicide more than ten years ago, the gap between the existence of laws that criminalize this behavior and the punishment of those responsible for the crimes, unfortunately, persists. This new Inter-American...
Mexico - jurisdiction

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the IACHR's "Cotton Field" Case Sentence | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

01/12/2013Studies, Analyses, Reports
The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the Cotton Case judgement. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
Guatemala - jurisdiction

Femicide Law Guatemala (2008)

02/05/2008Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Guatemalan Femicide Law was approved by 112 out of 158 members of Congress. Hundreds of women have been brutally killed in Guatemala.
Mexico - jurisdiction

Gonzalez, Monreal and Monarrez ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico | LSE

01/01/2009Studies, Analyses, Reports
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.