Law reform

L’annonce a été faite hier par Me Bouchachi, président de la Ligue algérienne de défense des droits de l’Homme (Laddh), lors d’une rencontre organisée au siège national de son organisation, à Alger.
Ghida Anani, coordinatrice de KAFA, une organisation libanaise luttant contre les formes d’exploitation et de violence envers les femmes, estime que trois quart des femmes libanaises ont subi, à un moment ou à un autre de leur vie des violences physiques.
As lawmakers struggle to form a government three months after Lebanon's parliamentary elections, women's rights activists await the opening of parliament to debate a new bill on domestic violence.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Minister of Justice and Law Milinda Moragoda to bring in certain reforms to the Muslim personal law and to uplift the system of Quazi courts and enhances the knowledge of Quazis.
The High Court today issued a Rule Nisi today on the Government and the Inspector General of Police as follows:
No Thai kings have ever allowed secular and spiritual affairs to be mixed.
President Karzai Makes Shia Women Second-Class Citizens for Electoral Gain.
Le président Karzaï relègue les femmes chiites au rang de citoyennes de deuxième classe en vue d’obtenir le soutien des fondamentalistes lors du scrutin présidentiel.
A recent penal code change is positive, but call for equal punishment for all murders, including 'honour killings'.
While rights groups are celebrating a newly-adopted family code in Mali that changes marriage laws and expands girls’ rights, Muslim leaders and youths have vowed, even threatening violence, to block the code from becoming law.
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