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[casi] "Honour" killings

The issue of so called honour killings has been addressed by the opposition in the draft democracy 
document.  There does not appear to be any disagreement on this issue whilst there is disagreement 
about the structure of the government.

Quoting from the document:  The Rights of Women

In general, the above group, communal or religious rights mentioned in Section, do not 
override individual human rights wherever these are abused.  In particular when or if they come 
into conflict with the rights of women, they are always deemed subordinate to the rights of women 
as individuals and as a gender.  No group, whether tribal, national or religious, can make a claim 
that its customs or traditions allow it to treat women in a way that is contrary to the spirit and 
letter of the Bill of Rights set out in Section 4.2.  The motive of clearing one's family honor, 
for instance, as a pretext for committing murder against women, will not be permissible as a plea 
in any Iraqi court of law.  Nor can any gender-related restrictions or qualifications be placed on 
the right to travel, inherit, marry or engage in any other pursuit allowed under the law.

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