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Legal Based Research – Participants Required

‘Honour’ Based Violence and Abuse – A Need for Specific Legislation?

“Honour based violence’ is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community”.*

PhD student and member of Middle Temple, Hannah Varnouse is looking to recruit professionals with knowledge and working experience of so-called ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Abuse (HBV/A), to participate in legal research.

Share your thoughts and views in confidence, on the current legal framework and what you believe should be done to better address incidents of HBV/A – is there a need for specific legislation? Professionals including those who work for charitable organisations, experts in the field, legal professionals including judges, as well as members of the police force are all welcome to participate. If you can spare some time for an online interview, please get in touch.

Your interview will be anonymised so you cannot be identified in the research. To express an interest or for general queries and further information please email [email protected] or send a message via @HannahVarnouse.

*The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales & Northern Ireland’s definition of Honour Based Violence and Abuse (2008) and used by the Crown Prosecution Service.  

Principal Supervisor of this research: Prof Annapurna Waughray: [email protected].