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Key documents issued by major players: UNODC, UN OHCHR / SRVAW, UN Women, OSCE, EU, etc.

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 2003 report on Ciudad Juarez

IACHR report about the right of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to be free from violence and discrimination, including recommendations to assist the Mexican State in amplifying its efforts to respect and ensure this right.
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Mar 7, 2003
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Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide)

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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Nov 1, 2014
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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.

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Beijing +5 Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
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Jun 9, 2000
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48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
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Dec 20, 1993
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Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
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Sep 15, 1995
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Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI): Declaration on Femicide | OAS

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

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Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America | EURO-LAT 2014

The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly published in 2014 the "Urgent Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America" where they recognize that it has not been possible to curb the increase in femicide in Latin America and Europe.
publication date: 
Jul 11, 2017

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Resolution on the Murder of Women (Feminicide) in Mexico and Central America and the role of the European Union in Fighting the Phenomenon | European Parliament 2007

This resolution calls upon the region's governments and the EU institutions to ensure full compliance with the recommendations contained in the various reports and international human-rights instruments, concerning the human rights of women.
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Oct 11, 2007
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Belize
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on VAW on the establishment of Femicide Watches | 2016

The thematic focus of this report is the establishment of national "Femicide Watches".
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Sep 23, 2016
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First Report on Femicide of the UN SRVAW Rashida Manjoo | 2012

First thematic report of the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, which address the topic of gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide).
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May 23, 2012
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Expert Group Discussion on National Measures Taken to Prevent, Investigate, Prosecute and Punish Femicide | 2014

IEGM Bangkok 2014: Discussion on ways and means to more effectively prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish gender-related killing of women and girls.
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Aug 18, 2014
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Thailand
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Expert Group on the Criminalization of Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | 2014

This document presents the findings of comparative legal research on 24 jurisdictions on femicide by the Intergovernmental Expert Group (IEGM) discussion held in Bangkok in 2014.
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Sep 1, 2014
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Thailand
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