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July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"By law, sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 14 years constitutes rape" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"By law, sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 14 years constitutes rape and is punishable by imprisonment for a minimum of eight years and a maximum of 30 years and a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage for both boys and girls is 14 years with parental and participant consent, unless otherwise stipulated by religion or custom under the law, which generally set a higher minimum age. The Islamic Family Act sets the minimum marriageable age at 16 years for Muslim girls and 18 years for Muslim men and makes it an offense to use force, threat, or deception to compel a person to marry against his or her own will" (p. 16 - 17).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Department of Community Development in the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports provided counseling for women and their spouses. Some female and minor victims were placed in protective custody at a government-sponsored shelter while waiting for their cases to be scheduled in court. Islamic courts staffed by male and female officials offered counseling to married couples in domestic violence cases" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Religious Affairs declared circumcision for Muslim girls (sunat) a religious rite obligatory under Islam and described it as the removal of the hood of the clitoris" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The criminal penalty for a minor domestic assault is one to two weeks in jail and a fine. An assault resulting in serious injury is punishable by caning and a longer prison sentence" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law stipulates maximum imprisonment of 30 years and caning with a minimum of 12 strokes for rape. In July Chapter 22 of the Penal Code Order was amended to increase the minimum sentence for rape from eight years to 10-20 years" (p. 14).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"Islamic courts recognized assault as grounds for divorce" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and stipulates that whoever assaults or uses criminal force, intending thereby to outrage, or knowing the act is likely to outrage the modesty of a person, shall be punished by caning and a maximum imprisonment of five years" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Secular civil law permits female citizens to own property and other assets, including business properties" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law stipulates maximum imprisonment of 30 years and caning with a minimum of 12 strokes for rape" (p. 14).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women are subject to an earlier mandatory retirement age than men (55 versus 60 years)" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Although citizenship is automatically inherited from citizen fathers, citizen mothers may pass their nationality to their children only through an application process in which children are first issued a COI (and considered stateless)" p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize spousal rape and explicitly states that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife is not rape, as long as she is not younger than 14 years (15 years if she is ethnic Chinese)" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Religious Affairs declared circumcision for Muslim girls (sunat) a religious rite obligatory under Islam and described it as the removal of the hood of the clitoris (Type I per World Health Organization (WHO) classification). The government does not consider this practice to be FGM/C and expressed support for WHO’s call for the elimination of FGM and the call for member countries to enact and enforce legislation to protect girls and women from all forms of violence, including FGM/C" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"No law criminalizes FGM/C" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Women do not need the consent of a husband or other male to travel"(p. 11).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for protection of women, girls, and boys from exploitation through prostitution and 'other immoral purposes,' including pornography" (p. 17).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Noncitizen husbands of citizens may not apply for permanent resident status until they reside in the country for a minimum of seven years, whereas noncitizen wives may do so after two years of marriage" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"There is no specific domestic violence law, but authorities arrested individuals in domestic violence cases under the law related to protection of women and girls" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage for both boys and girls is 14 years with parental and participant consent, unless otherwise stipulated by religion or custom under the law, which generally set a higher minimum age. The Islamic Family Act sets the minimum marriageable age at 16 years for Muslim girls and 18 years for Muslim men and makes it an offense to use force, threat, or deception to compel a person to marry against his or her own will. Ethnic Chinese must be 15 years or older to marry, according to the Chinese Marriage Act, which also stipulates sexual intercourse with an ethnic Chinese girl younger than 15 years...more
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 27, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"According to statistics from 2014-2017, the Royal Brunei Police Force has recorded 35 suicide cases – six cases in 2014, eight each in 2015 and 2016 and 13 in 2017. Twenty-six out of the 35 cases involved foreigners and majority of the victims are males (30)" (para 13-14).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Brunei law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Brunei can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (76). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Brunei is free and compulsory (76).