Country Oman
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 20 of the Constitution adopted in 1996, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: No person shall be subjected to physical or psychological torture, inducement or demeaning treatment.  The Law stipulates punishment of whomever commits such acts. Any statement or confession proven to have been obtained under torture, inducement, demeaning treatment, or the threat of any of these acts, shall be deemed void.

Source of Information

Oman, Basic Statute of the State 1996 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database

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