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Citation

Chapdelaine-Feliciati C. Brill Res. Perspect. Family Law Glob. Soc. 2016; 1(3): 1-81.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, Brill Academic Publishers)

DOI

10.1163/24058386-12340003

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

This monograph examines the issue of feminicide, more specifically female infanticide, in the family context, and the extent to which it is addressed under international law. For this purpose, it explores the phenomenon of feminicide, the origins of son preference and 'daughter devaluation' and the myriad factors that underpin female infanticide. Legal semiotics is employed to assess whether the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR 1966), the main international treaty enshrining the right to life, sufficiently tackle female infanticide. Throughout its analysis, this monograph examines several factors that constitute obstacles to the protection of girl children in the family context, as well as relevant legislation and case law. Amendments to the ICCPR are proposed to clarify States parties' duty of due diligence and ensure that the crime of female infanticide is effectively prohibited, investigated, and prosecuted.


Language: en

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