Gender Based Violence

Al Hassan Acquitted of Gender Persecution at the ICC

Al Hassan Acquitted of Gender Persecution at the ICC

On 26 June 2024, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Mr Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud (‘Al Hassan’) on eight counts of war crimes and crimes...
US Supreme Court Upholds Law that Disarms Domestic Abusers, But Future Challenges Await

US Supreme Court Upholds Law that Disarms Domestic Abusers, But Future Challenges Await

With a significant majority, but in a narrowly written opinion, the US Supreme Court held on Friday, 21st June 2024, that the Second Amendment of the Constitution does not prohibit...
Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that the Courts Cannot Pass a Decree of Khula Without a Woman’s Consent

Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that the Courts Cannot Pass a Decree of Khula Without a Woman’s Consent

Khula is not a favourable method of divorce for women because they are compelled to return their dower. Under the Muslim Law, dower is the sum of money or property...
The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Iraq

The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Iraq

The Republic of Iraq ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1986 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural...
The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

India is disappointingly one of the fewest countries in the world today that explicitly decriminalises marital rape, despite being a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Exception...

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