General Assembly Resolution # 544
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Greater Cesnica
The General Assembly,
Believing that acts of honor-based violence are especially heinous, and represent a fundamental betrayal of the trust afforded by a person to their relatives and members of their community,
Appalled that such acts occur in this current day and age, often with the tacit or explicit support of local authorities,
Seeking to put an end to these vile acts,
Defines "honor-based violence" as an act of violence perpetrated against an individual by or at the direction of a relative or any other member of a community, due to the perception that the individual has brought shame or dishonor upon their family or community, or has otherwise violated an honor code.
honor-based violence from being carried out in any member state and;
the belief that the victim of an act of violence brought shame or dishonor upon their family or community, or otherwise violated an honor code, from being permitted as a part of:
any defense in criminal proceedings or
any argument to reduce the severity of criminal penalties.
Requires member states to prosecute alleged honor-based violence with at least the same severity as they prosecute other forms of alleged unlawful violence against individuals.