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dc.contributor.advisorNolan, Aoife
dc.contributor.authorSchinnerl, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-19T12:27:27Z
dc.date.available2018-03-19T12:27:27Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/454
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: University of Nottingham.en_US
dc.description.abstractViolence against women committed in the private sphere (such as domestic abuse or rape) is a global phenomenon of pervasive prevalence. Feminists have analogised these forms of violence to torture and have criticised the state actor requirement contained in the definition of torture in human rights law, as it seemingly leads to an exclusion of privately inflicted suffering from the scope of protection. This thesis is concerned with examining the applicability of the torture definition to privately committed violence against women and discusses how these private acts can be attributed to states under human rights law. In particular, it examines the concept of “consent or acquiescence” (as contained in the definition of torture of the UN Convention against Torture) and the doctrine of “due diligence” (as developed in the jurisprudence of various human rights bodies) and explores the extent of positive state obligations to prevent harm by private actors, in particular violence against women.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMA theses 2013/2014;68
dc.subjectpublic-privateen_US
dc.subjecttortureen_US
dc.subjectviolence agaist womenen_US
dc.titleViolence against women as torture and positive state obligations to prevent : how much diligence is due?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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