23 July 2013

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Lebanon Panel Approves Draft Law On Domestic Violence

A draft law protecting women from domestic violence was approved Monday by a Lebanese parliamentary panel, after years of campaigning by rights groups who welcomed the move as a step forward. The parliamentary committee's approval comes less than two weeks after 33-year-old Rula Yaaqub was beaten to death by her husband in northern Lebanon. The killing of Yaaqub, mother of five girls, triggered an outpour of criticism by the media and civil society. [...]



Lebanon panel approves draft law on domestic violence (via AFP)
A draft law protecting women from domestic violence was approved Monday by a Lebanese parliamentary panel, after years of campaigning by rights groups who welcomed the move as a step forward. The parliamentary committee's approval comes less than two…




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