Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual harassment

Brief Description

Legislative Decree no. 17 of 2012 was issued comprising the Law on Regulating Communication on the Internet and Combating Cybercrime, which defines a number of new crimes committed via use of the computer and the Internet, and provides a general text with stricter provisions on traditional crimes committed via the Internet. These include sexual harassment, extortion, the dissemination of pornographic images, and so forth. The law likewise provides for harsher penalties for such crimes against minors or the like.

Source of Information

Syrian Arab Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.38