Country Lebanon
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

On August 16, 2017, the Lebanese Parliament abolished Article 522 of the Penal Code, which provided for the suspension of prosecution or execution of a court order if a true marriage was committed between the perpetrator of a crime (rape, abduction ...) and the victim. This law constitutes a major achievement in terms of protecting women from violence, especially those who, after being raped, are forced to marry the offender.


Source of Information

Lebanon's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.7 and p.18-19

For more information: Historic day for women in Lebanon as Parliament repeals rape law (2017) and Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Lebanon