Controversial Law to Be Presented to the Parliament [Archives:2001/51/Local News]

December 17 2001

The National Committee for Defending Human Rights & Freedoms (NCDHRF) denounced in a press statement the draft law pertaining to pleading and civic execution of laws to be submitted to the parliament for approval in the near future. The NCDHRF objected to some articles, which it said were inconsistent with Islamic Shareah. It said article 371 and 372 of the proposed law concerning bait al taah, principally related to authorizing the judge to force wives to go back to their husbands house, were non-Islamic and constituted a violation to human rights.
If the law is approved by the parliament, judges will have the right to force women to return to their husbands houses in case they refused to do so.