Honor Killing in International Human Rights

Honor Killing in International Human Rights

From a series of essays on Human Rights
Honor killings, which disproportionately affect women, are committed in response to actions deemed improper by the perpetrators of such crimes, notably taboos. These are unacceptable behaviors that arise inside a specific culture or religion and are imposed on their members.

This essay was initially written in the Persian language and appeared in Agora for the first time. Switch the page’s language to read it in Persian.


Mahmoud Masaeli
Mahmoud Masaeli
Professor of Human Rights, Global Ethics and Development

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