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Syria – The Penal Code

Country: Syria Law status: Repealed Law Type: Honor Killings Article 548 (amended in 2009 and 2011) of Syria’s Penal Code allows for a lesser punishment, capped at 7 years’ imprisonment, for men who kill their wives, sisters, mothers or ...

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Libya – The Penal Code

Article 424. of Libya’s Penal Code provides that If the offender marries the woman against whom the offense is committed, the offense and penalty shall be extinguished and the penal effects thereof shall cease. Country: Libya Law ...

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Iraq – Penal Code No. 111 of 1969

Article 41 of the Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 gives a husband a legal right to punish his wife within certain limits prescribed by law or custom. Country: Iraq Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law Type: Domestic Violence Sex ...

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Oman – Personal Status Law, 1997

Articles 11 and 134 of Oman’s Personal Status Law of 1997 restrict the right of the child’s custodian (normally the mother) to travel abroad with the child without the approval of the guardian (who is required to be male). Country: Oman Law ...

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