Issue 11 (2019)

PROBLEMS OF QUALIFICATION OF FEMICIDE AS A CRIME MOTIVATED BY GENDER DISCRIMINATION ANALYSIS OF LAW AND COURT PRACTICE

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Abstract: The present article – “Problems of Qualification of Femicides a Crime Motivated by Gender Discrimination (Analysis of Law and Court Practice)” – discusses characteristics of femicide and the problems of its identification as a crime motivated by gender discrimination. The paper raises problems such as the lack of establishment of femicides a crime in Georgian legislation as well as the challenges of its qualification and an adequate sentencing by the court. The author explores problematic aspects of the court practice regarding femicide committed in Georgia and the lack of gender-sensitive approaches by the judges. The article analyzes various international legal standards identifying femicides a criminal offence and the best practices of Latin-American countries.

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