Country Oman
Year 1974
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

According to Article 34 of The Omani Penal Code, anyone who commits disgraceful sexual acts in public,  inflicts physical or mental torture on someone he has deprived of liberty, violates someone’s honour, or forces someone to engage in prostitution is subject to a sentence of not less than 15 years imprisonment.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/OMN/1,  para 66

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