Tuesday, July 4, 2017

National measures taken to prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish gender-related killings of women and girls 1/15


1. In its resolution 68/191, entitled “Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls”, the General Assembly invited Member States to provide the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls, in accordance with national legislation.

2. In September 2013, UNODC sent a note verbale to all Member States requesting such information, followed by a reminder in December 2013. By  15 August 2014, the following 34 Member States had responded to the request: Angola, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The State of Palestine also submitted information. Additional and updated information was received from Canada, Slovakia, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the State of Palestine.

 3. The present report provides a synthetic overview of the replies received and is structured on the basis of the main aspects on which information was provided, namely the legal and policy framework, statistical data, investigation and prosecution, as well as prevention and other operational measures regarding  gender-related killings of women and girls. Not all replies contained information on all of these aspects and the level of detail varied considerably.


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