The Use And Abuse Of Honour Based Violence In The UK, Pragna Patel (Open Democracy,06/06/12)

June 11, 2012

The lack of accuracy in understanding honour based abuse in the UK has critical implications, not only for social policy and strategies developed to protect women, but also in fostering equality and anti-racism.

‘Honour killings’ in the UK are back in the spot light with the high profile case of Shafilea Ahmed, whose decomposed body was found in a suitcase in Cumbria in 2003. Her parents were eventually charged with her murder in 2010, and their trial is currently taking place at Chester Crown Court where they continue to deny having had any part in her death.
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