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‘‘Now that I am giving you this statement, what can you do for me?’’ – The Positive Obligation to Protect the Victims of Honour Crimes amongst the Minority Communities in Europe

Ghazi, Duin LU (2015) JAMM04 20151
Department of Law
Abstract
Over the past two decades, immigrant-receiving countries have been confronted with honour crimes. In a number of Western European countries, there have been cases of police failure to intervene in cases of honour crimes occurring in migrant communities. The authorities responses to honour crimes have consistently been inadequate, as they do not take victims of honour crimes seriously and fail to provide protection against future violence. While acts committed by private persons are under the domestic laws, however, the failure by States to prevent and investigate these crimes is the reason why honour crimes should be looked at from human rights perspective. International human rights law lays down obligations, by ratifying the States have... (More)
Over the past two decades, immigrant-receiving countries have been confronted with honour crimes. In a number of Western European countries, there have been cases of police failure to intervene in cases of honour crimes occurring in migrant communities. The authorities responses to honour crimes have consistently been inadequate, as they do not take victims of honour crimes seriously and fail to provide protection against future violence. While acts committed by private persons are under the domestic laws, however, the failure by States to prevent and investigate these crimes is the reason why honour crimes should be looked at from human rights perspective. International human rights law lays down obligations, by ratifying the States have the obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. The State’s responsibility under international and regional human rights law goes beyond the duty to enact and implement legislation and includes an obligation to adopt measures to combat discriminatory cultural practices. The aim for this thesis is to examine whether States have a positive obligation under international and European Union human rights law to protect and ensure fundamental rights against abuses by private actors and how such obligation could be used to make States responsible for honour crimes occurring in migrant communities. (Less)
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Ghazi, Duin LU
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JAMM04 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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honour crimes, honour related violence, honour killings, human rights, ethnic minorities, right to life, positive obligations
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English
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7767305
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2015-09-03 18:24:49
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  abstract     = {Over the past two decades, immigrant-receiving countries have been confronted with honour crimes. In a number of Western European countries, there have been cases of police failure to intervene in cases of honour crimes occurring in migrant communities. The authorities responses to honour crimes have consistently been inadequate, as they do not take victims of honour crimes seriously and fail to provide protection against future violence. While acts committed by private persons are under the domestic laws, however, the failure by States to prevent and investigate these crimes is the reason why honour crimes should be looked at from human rights perspective. International human rights law lays down obligations, by ratifying the States have the obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. The State’s responsibility under international and regional human rights law goes beyond the duty to enact and implement legislation and includes an obligation to adopt measures to combat discriminatory cultural practices. The aim for this thesis is to examine whether States have a positive obligation under international and European Union human rights law to protect and ensure fundamental rights against abuses by private actors and how such obligation could be used to make States responsible for honour crimes occurring in migrant communities.},
  author       = {Ghazi, Duin},
  keyword      = {honour crimes,honour related violence,honour killings,human rights,ethnic minorities,right to life,positive obligations},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {‘‘Now that I am giving you this statement, what can you do for me?’’ – The Positive Obligation to Protect the Victims of Honour Crimes amongst the Minority Communities in Europe},
  year         = {2015},
}