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GA Recommendation Archive: Opinions on 'Prohibition of Honor-Based Violence' | OWL

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'Prohibition of Honor-Based Violence'
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Background Information

Proposal title: 'Prohibition of Honor-Based Violence'
Author: Greater Cesnica
Purpose: To ban the practice of carrying out acts of violence against an individual for violating an honor code, and require it to be treated like "normal" violence would.

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The Office's Analysis

The at-vote resolution, "Prohibition of Honor-Based Violence", does exactly what its title says ‒ enacting a ban on violence against an individual on the grounds of a perceived breach of an honor code. Additionally, it outlaws the usage of the fact that an individual somehow brought shame on their family by this violation of an honor code from being used as a legal defense in court proceedings, instead requiring it to be treated like any other case of illegal violence. OWL voters disagreed on the merits and general appropriateness of the proposal, citing the deep enrooting of those practices in some cultures and advocating to leave a prohibition to be determined by each member state individually. Thus, no majority for a recommendation either way could be reached.

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From TSP Citizens

Ninduran is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Ninduran wrote:Whilst we can appreciate the cutural or religious sentiment behind such actions, we cannot, and should not allow others, give justification for causing harm or death to another person for such reasons. Is it not our aim to prevent abuse and unnecessary violence against other living beings? Where do we draw the line?

Many cultures could argue that people in various situations in which we have sought to protect from discrimination and abuse will cause shame or dishonour to their family or community and therefore violence or death against said individuals could be justified.

We simply cannot allow this.

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Eastern New England is the Foreign Affairs Secretary of 10000 Islands. They stated on XKI's forums:

Eastern New England wrote:This resolution is simple and effective in banning honor-based violence, so I'll be voting FOR.

Kariforunia is a resident of Refugia. On Refugia's RMB, they lodged this comment:

Kariforunia wrote:Outlawing it will prevent a massive bushido code culture forming (In a negative way!) And will allow justifiable murder over honor.

Prohibiting it is a good thing. Honor is no excuse for murder.

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From TSP Citizens

Trozzo is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Trozzo wrote:I agree that killing someone is not good. But in reality, some nation and/or region have this culture which is rooted into part of nation and state life. And we CANNOT interfere them. It should be up to nation and/or region to decide which method is the best for them. And I believe, this proposal could be a loophole, which the perpetrator will use this as self-defence if their act is related to betrayal, even if the nation and/or region will classify their act as "normal".

And I don't like how the author sent me a telegram to ask for clarify about my previous option. It broke the essences of the democracy itself - using the subtle language, and in my opinon, the author trying to make me doubt for my own option. Yes, you can't expect people to support you in all times.

Neazland is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Neazland wrote:There has already been a proposal like this and I voted against:

I agree that killing someone because they violated an honor code isn't good, but I would say that it is too far to prohibit it. Many countries have Honor Killings as part of their culture or religion and we should not interfere and say which of their beliefs should be followed and which shouldn't, even if they are in the WA.

From the World

Straona is a resident of The Wolf Clan. They posted the following on the NS forums:

Straona wrote:“Universally evil”? That fact is blatantly false when nations across NS allow it or permit it. Or even make it a requirement. If it’s a person’s choice to commit honor killing in order to preserve their own honor then it’s their choice to make. Not the GA.

OOC: no one thought it was evil when the Japanese did it unless it was them committing kamikaze against any country they attacked.



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