Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide
13/12/2018 — Studies, 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...
12/10/2011 — Studies, 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....
15/03/2019 — Policies, 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...
01/12/2013 — Studies, 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.
02/05/2008 — Studies, 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.
14/07/2017 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.