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Crimes in the Name of so-called Honour

Crimes in the name of so-called honour are acts of Violence Against Women and Girls perpetrated crimes that are committed “to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour. Such violence can occur when perpetrators perceive that a relative has shamed the family and/or community by breaking their honour code. It is a violation of human rights and may be a form of domestic and/or sexual violence. There is no, and cannot be, honour or justification for abusing the human rights of others.”

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/so-called-honour-based-abuse-and-forced-marriage-guidance-identifying-and-flagging

Forms of so-called honour based violence include

There may also be a number of precursors/ triggers for so-called honour based violence (taken from http://www.talk2someone.org.uk/)



Law

See Forced Marriage for more


Resources

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