Honor Killings and Cultural Defense (with a Special Focus on Germany)

Míľniky Práva v Stredoeurópskom Priestore, 2009

Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 09-71

10 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2009 Last revised: 3 Aug 2009

Daniel Kroslak

University of Trnava Law School

Date Written: June 19, 2009

Abstract

The paper discusses the phenomenon of honor killings which are increasingly becoming a problem in western societies. The author is searching whether honor killings are connected to Islam or they result from cultural traditions. Then he focuses on the situation of Turkish citizens in Germany and German Turks who are mostly offenders and victims of honor killings. Later on, he briefly brings out German courts practice in cases of honor killings, especially the reflection what concerns "cultural defense" argument.

Keywords: honor killing, cultural defense, Germany, Turks

Suggested Citation

Kroslak, Daniel, Honor Killings and Cultural Defense (with a Special Focus on Germany) (June 19, 2009). Míľniky Práva v Stredoeurópskom Priestore, 2009 ; Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 09-71. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1422503

Daniel Kroslak (Contact Author)

University of Trnava Law School ( email )

Kollarova 10
Trnava, 917 01
Slovakia

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