Honour Killings in India and Beyond: A Global Perspective

  • Mohd Samiulla and Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Srivastava
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  • Mohd Samiulla

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Srivastava

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Honour killing is a global phenomenon deeply rooted in cultural and societal norms. This research paper examines the complex issue of honour killings, analyzing the pattern, reasons, and legal frameworks of this crime with a particular emphasis on Indian and international legal frameworks. The word "honour" is often linked to limiting norms of society, especially when it comes to women's conduct and choices. This concept of honour is often associated with the concept of family pride and dignity. Honour killings may be committed against males as well, but women are more likely to be the victims. In India, the occurrence of honour killings is increased by the rigid patriarchal structures and caste system, which are further exacerbated by ineffective governmental measures. International legal frameworks such as the UDHR and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women have attempted to combat gender-based violence including honour killings, however cultural tolerance and insufficient legal remedies have enabled the crimes to keep occurring. This research paper highlights the critical need for global gender equality advancement, comprehensive legislative action, public awareness, and international collaboration to tackle the issue of Honour Killings.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 1508 - 1516

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117607

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