Jordan must end impunity for rapists - Equality Now submission to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 119th Session March 2017
Jordan - Submission to the International Convent on Civil and Political Rights
6th March 2017 - 29th March 2017
The submission deals with our concern about the exemption from punishment under the Jordanian Penal Code of offenders, including rapists, who marry their victims. The submission also addresses our concern about the sex-based discrimination against Jordanian women married to foreigners who are not able to pass on their nationality to their children under Law No. 6 of 1954 on Nationality, with severe consequences for those children and their families.
The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.DOWNLOAD PDF