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Jordan might end law allowing rapists to marry victims

10 January, 2016

The Jordanian government is discussing proposed amendments to the Penal Code to repeal articles that allow rapists to escape punishment by marrying rape victims, but the articles have some support.

Tunisia might end law allowing rapists to marry victims

18 December, 2016

Tunisia's prime minister said on Friday that his government would seek to amend a controversial law that allows men who rape underage girls to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.

Jordan axes controversial law allowing rapists to escape punishment

25 April, 2017

After years of campaigning, rapists in Jordan will no longer be given a get out of jail free card for marrying their victims to preserve their "honour".

Jordan to review 'extremely worrying' cybercrimes law

10 December, 2018

Amendments to a cybercrimes law submitted to the Jordanian parliament will be withdrawn, following concern it would suppress freedom of expression.

Jordan abolishes 'marry the victim' clause protecting rapists

01 August, 2017

Jordan has repealed a legal clause that allowed rapists to escape punishment if they married their victim, marking a major victory for women's rights.

Jordan looks to the sun to end power struggles

26 February, 2019

Jordan, an ideal solar energy producer, has taken giant steps to becoming less dependent on fossil fuels - but further development looks unlikely as an Israeli gas deal comes online.

Jordan lawmakers debate changes to law permitting child marriage

10 December, 2018

Jordan's lower house of parliament has started deliberations over changes to the country' Civil Status Law.

Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

24 June, 2017

In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim

Jordan strikes against proposed Income Tax Law

30 May, 2018

Thousands of Jordanians across different industrial sectors have gone on strike to protest a proposed income tax law by the government

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

16 August, 2017

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

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