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Rape Law in Morocco

Luigi Lonardo 13th November 2015

The Moroccan Conseil national des droits de l’Homme (National Human Rights Council, CNDH) has issued a worrying report (for the moment only available in French) on the condition of women in the Kingdom. This report assesses the legal and social state of affairs ten years after the reformation of family law was undertaken, and four […]

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Hopeful Developments in Family Violence in Australia

Liz Curran 6th November 2015

In Australia, one woman per week dies from intimate partner violence. By October 2015, 62 women had died due to intimate partner family violence in the calendar year. There have been decades of advocacy challenging the poor responses of authorities, including courts, police, government and lawyers, and raising awareness of the human rights of women […]

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Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law: 26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

Tania Sordo Ruz 12th August 2015

On 31st July 2015, the statistics on the number of children killed at the hands of their fathers during visitation or custody in Spain rose from 24 to 26. These murders are not “regrettable,” as the Minister of Justice called them; these murders are the responsibility of the State. When the judiciary allows visitation or […]

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The Pornography of Policing: The “Rape Bait”

Pratiksha Baxi 3rd August 2015

In Bombay, two men posing as cops raped a 17-year-old girl and filmed the violence they perpetrated on the phone they stole from her. Her assailants subsequently threatened to release the video. When she registered a criminal complaint, police inspector Vinod Ejjapawar hatched a plan to use the victim as bait. He persuaded her to […]

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