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Criminal Law

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Femicide: many countries around the world are making the killing of women a specific crime – here’s why it’s needed

      By Madhumita Pandey, Sheffield Hallam University     An average of five women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family, according to UN data. And often their murders are intrinsically linked to them being women. Some countries are now passing laws to specifically criminalise femicide – an extreme manifestation of gender-based violence. The first documented use of the term “femicide” was in […]

todayMay 15, 2024 10

Maji-Maji uprising

Opinion Pieces

300,000 Tanzanians were killed by Germany during the Maji-Maji uprising – it was genocide and should be called that

Klaus Bachmann, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Gerhard Kemp, University of the West of England Political actors in Tanzania have in recent years demanded compensation from Germany for colonial atrocities committed in the early 20th century. In early 2017, the National Assembly of Tanzania stopped short of putting the label of genocide on the atrocities committed by German troops during the Maji-Maji uprising (1905–1907). During a visit […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 2