Violence

The discriminatory failure of a State to take action against perpetrators of domestic violence against women can be the basis of a claim to refugee status.

State parties to the European Convention on Human Rights must not only refrain from violating human rights through their own actions and those of their agents, but must also act to safeguard the rights of those within its jurisdiction.

In sentencing the offender for manslaughter, the court considered it an aggravating factor that it was an assault by a husband on his wife.

In the trial of a person accused of rape, the court must give a warning that it is dangerous to convict on the basis of the uncorroborated evidence of the complainant.

Women who consented to engage in prostitution could still be regarded as held in a condition of slavery where they were in fact subject to powers of control generally associated with ownership.



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