Prevention of honour-related violence through the lens of the right to physical and psychological integrity

Research summary

The article-based PhD thesis builds on five published articles. It explores how international human rights law regulates the prevention of honour-related violence (also called honour-based violence). The thesis analyses the obligation of the State to not only punish this form of violence but also to undertake other preventive measures. The legal discussion of honour-related violence has so far largely focused on criminalisation. This research brings to the fore the questions of whether States also should try to abolish the underlying causes of honour-related violence, above all strict gender roles and negative gender stereotypes that regard men as superior to women.

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Research title
Prevention of honour-related violence through the lens of the right to physical and psychological integrity

Research timeline
1.1.2014 - 1.11.2018

Region
Africa Asia Caribbean Latin America

Countries
Array

Institution
Åbo Akademi
Institute for Human Rights

Funding instrument
Other

Project budget
0 - 200,000 euros

Head of research
Lisa Grans

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Record last updated
13.3.2019