Law

After two years of continuous and unfailing effort, the women's rights movement in Lebanon has finally succeeded in issuing a draft law to protect women from family violence, which gained approval by the Lebanese cabinet on April 6, 2010. 

The Administration and Justice Commission finished examining a proposal to cancel Article 522, which exempts the offender of the crimes established under Articles 503 to 521 from punishment if a marriage contract is concluded with the victim.