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522’s abolishment is a win, but the devil is in the details

The last I addressed Article 522 on Newsroom Nomad was back in December 2016, when local media mistakingly reported that said article of the penal code was abolished. Back then, a proposal introduced and approved by the Administration and Justice Committee parliamentary committee to scrap said article was passed to Parliament,

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Hold the celebrations: Abolishment of Lebanon’s ‘rape law’ not yet in the bag

Update: Lebanon’s parliament repealed article 522 on August 16, 2017. According to Lebanon’s LBCI, Lebanon’s shameful “rape law”, technically known as article 522 of the penal code, was abolished by the Administration and Justice Committee. In a tweet posted by the channel on Wednesday, MP Robert Ghanem was quoted as

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