Country Kuwait
Year 2003
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Article 160 of the Penale Code states that anyone who strikes, wounds, inflicts bodily harm on, or violates the physical integrity of another person in a tangible manner is liable to a term of up to two years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to 150 dinars. The penalty is increased if the offender inflicts severe harm (article 161) or if the harm inflicted causes permanent disability (article 162).

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/21/KWT/1 para 23