Usha Sood Addresses Council of Europe (June 2008)

Strasbourg, 03.06.2008 – The Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a hearing in Paris on 6 June on “The urgent need for action on so-called ‘honour crimes’”.

 Trent Chambers are proud to announce that Head of Chambers – Usha Sood was guest speaker at the hearing.


The participants joined with the committee members in discussing this issue included a representative of Amnesty International, an expert in the social work field, the director of an international campaign against “honour crimes”, and a lawyer.


The hearing, which focussed on the current situation in Europe and around the world and on ways of preventing and combating “honour crimes”, provided John Austin (United Kingdom, SOC) with material for a report on this subject.


The committee also held its ordinary meeting considering two reports, one on “Involving men to achieve gender equality”, the other on “Marital rape”.