Themis Wants to Live: Femicide and Justice in Turkey from a Global Perspective

Ensuring gender equality is one of the primary goals of states globally today. Nevertheless, in the criminal legal area, gender equality perspectives are challenging to implement, especially in cases where women’s physical and mental integrity is violated. This paper will examine femicides in Turkey and aims to discuss, from a global perspective, the credibility of the law in the context of gender. In criminal proceedings in which public authority is used directly, it is possible to observe that men’s feelings and rights are privileged. Moreover, the passive approach of the courts to violence against women and femicide encourages such legally enforced misogyny.