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Latest items for DV-LAW-3

March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"The law entitles victims of sex crimes to a lawyer to advise them of their rights and to help them pursue charges against the alleged assailants" (10).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"In the traditional system, evidence given by women carried less weight" (10).
Feb. 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"The law allows authorities to prosecute domestic violence offenders when the victim does not testify if there is another witness" (38).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

“Civil, criminal, and commercial courts accord equal weight to the testimony of men and women. On the other hand, in sharia courts, which have jurisdiction over Muslim marriage, divorce, and inheritance cases, the testimony of a woman has half the weight of a man’s” (10). “Spousal abuse is technically grounds for divorce, but husbands claimed religious authority to strike their wives. Observers noted that, while judges generally supported a woman’s claim of abuse in court, due to societal and familial pressure, as well as fears of violence such as honor killings, few women sought legal remedies” (29). “The law does not provide for the same legal status and rights for ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"(1) The competence of a person to testify, and the number of witnesses required in any case shall be determined in accordance with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. (2) Unless otherwise provided in any law relating to the enforcement of Hudood or any other special law, (a) in matters pertaining to financial or future obligations, if reduced to writing, the instrument shall be attested by two men, or one man and two women, so that one may remind the other, if necessary, and evidence shall be led accordingly; and (b) in all other matters, the Court may accept, or act on, the ...more
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (246).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is not afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is not afforded equal weight to that of a man’s in West Bank and Gaza (242).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"Testimony in Court Article 125 of the Penal Code of Criminal Process provides the option for victim and perpetrators to talk or remain silent in the judicial process" (28). "They don’t consider the women’s feelings or views and never ask their opinions as victims or involve them in the decision-making process. The traditional leaders (men) of both parties make the decision to close the case through payment of a fine and force victims to accept the decision made by them...Women are not allowed to give their opinions or suggestions. Even though the reality shows that there is major discrimination against women through the traditional justice system, the State has no ...more
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (230).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (228).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (224).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (224).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is not afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (222).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (222).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman’s testimony is afforded equal weight to that of a man’s (228).