In pursuit of justice for women: new UN report

Last week the UN agency for women launched its first report.  Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice takes a brave and broad look at women’s access to around the world, covering issues such as domestic violence, rape and discrimination.  The report also charts some of the important reforms that recent years have brought, but highlights the need for further progress.  For example while 52 countries have made marital rape a crime during the last century,...
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Sham justice: On the trial of Saleh Hama Ali in Iraqi-Kurdistan

Press release 18 June 2009 Banaz Mahmod was gang-raped and killed in a brutal 'honour' killing in January 2006. Her father Mahmod Mahmod, her uncle Ari Mahmod and one of his associates are currently in prison for their part in the crime. However these men did not perpetrate their crime alone. The UK police have been trying to extradite two further suspects, Mohammed Saleh Ali and Omar Hussain, who fled to the Kurdish region of Iraq back to...
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