Country Bahrain
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 19 of the Constitution adopted in 1973, and amended in 2012, includes the following provisions on violence against women: No person shall be subjected to physical or mental torture, or inducement, or undignified treatment, and the penalty for so doing shall be specified by law. Any statement or confession proved to have been made under torture, inducement, or such treatment, or the threat thereof, shall be null and void.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain 1973 (amended in 2012), UN Women Constitutional Database


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