“Honor Related Violence Against Women in Pakistan”

The aim of this article is to examine the various routes a victim of honor related violence might take to seek justice, so as to assess where the impediments within the available systems lie and what hurdles face women victims in particular. This study looks at the procedures, the formal laws, judicial pronouncements and the cultural rules that deal with such acts of violence, to highlight how the societal concept of women and their acceptable role in society has influenced the development of these institutions, both formal and informal, and the rules that govern them, particularly when dealing with honor related crimes.

Irfan, Hannah
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Paper prepared for the World Justice Forum, Vienna