måndag 10 augusti 2009

The urgent need to combat so-called “honour crimes”

....All forms of violence against women and girls in the name of traditional codes of honour are considered to be so-called "honour crimes" and constitute a serious violation of fundamental human rights. Such violence takes various forms, such as "honour killing", assault, torture, restrictions on free association, captivity or imprisonment, and interference in the choice of a spouse or partner....Assembly debate on 26 June 2009, report of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Resolution 1681 (2009)1