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Jurisprudence

Femicide Law | Guatemala 2008

The Guatemalan Femicide Law was approved by 112 out of 158 members of Congress amid jubilant cries from demonstrators who had assembled outside Parliament as a sign of mourning for the hundreds of women who have been brutally killed in Guatemala.
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May 2, 2008
countries: 
Guatemala

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General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence | Mexico

Worldwide, this is the first law, implemented at a federal level, concerned with the "feminicide" phenomenon. You can find the full English translation in this link.
publication date: 
Feb 1, 2007
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countries: 
Mexico

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Políticas de Drogas, Género y Encarcelamiento en México: Una Guía para Políticas Públicas Incluyentes | EQUIS Justicia para las Mujeres

This guide, published by the Mexican NGO EQUIS, provides an analysis on how to incorporate a gender perspective into programmes and public policies aimed at preventing drug abuse and criminalization.
publication date: 
Nov 30, 2017
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countries: 
Mexico

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Landmark Case for Victims of Femicide in Guatemala | Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2015

The IACHR issued a landmark ruling in a case against the government of Guatemala for the disappearance and murder of 19-year old Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz on August 13, 2005.
publication date: 
Dec 22, 2015
countries: 
Guatemala
Saide Mobayed's insight:
“With this decision the Court has sent a very clear message to all governments in the region that they have a strict duty of due diligence and must act immediately from the first moment they receive notice of a potential situation of violence against women.” Santiago A. Canton, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Partners for Human Rights

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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.
publication date: 
Nov 9, 2017
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Mexico

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