Country Oman
Year 1999
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description


Article 177 of the Code of Criminal Procedures allows a court to hear a case in camera in order to protect public morals and public order, ensuring the non-disclosure of family secrets or of private details that would cause embarrassment of any kind. The same applies to cases of rape and sexual abuse.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Oman to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009; CRC/C/OPSC/OMN/1 p. 9