Country Lebanon
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Other harmful practices

Brief Description

Law. No. 162 of 17 August 2011, annulled article 562 of the Penal Code, which promoted the killing of women by allowing for reduced punishment in so-called “honour crimes”.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LBN/4-5, para. 8.1