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Human Rights: Caucasus
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While none of the governments in the Caucasus region, north or south, can boast of a good human rights record, women face particular threats. From domestic violence to human trafficking, and from physical and sexual violence in detention centers to the lack of specific legal protections, women are exposed to innumerable human rights violations with little prospect of improvement in the…

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Murer, Jeffrey Stevenson, “Human Rights: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00349b>
First published online: 2009

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