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Latest items for DV-LAW-3

July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"In certain probate trials, the testimony of women is not considered equivalent to that of men; the testimony of two women is required. In other civil trials, the testimony of a woman equals that of a man" (Pg 66).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"A woman must provide at least two male witnesses (or a male witness and two female witnesses) to attest to such injury" (p. 20).
June 24, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2, DV-LAW-3

"There were reports of violence against women, including spousal abuse, and the number of reported cases has sharply increased in recent years. The law establishes clear mechanisms for reporting and prosecuting family violence and provides that the testimony of minors and experts, such as psychologists, may be used as evidence to prosecute abusers. The law provides for the imprisonment of persons found guilty of abusing family members. The court can issue a same-day restraining order against suspected or convicted domestic-violence offenders. Doctors, hospital workers, and education professionals are required to report all suspected cases of domestic violence to police. Many victims refused to testify in court, however, and by law,...more
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"Rape is a criminal offense under sharia with a wide range of penalties from flogging to execution. The law does not recognize spousal rape as a crime. The government enforced the law based on its interpretation of sharia, and courts often punished victims as well as perpetrators for illegal “mixing of genders,” even when there was no conviction for rape. Victims also had to prove that the rape was committed, and women’s testimony in court is worth half the weight of that of a man. Consequently, due to these legal and social penalties, authorities brought few cases to trial. The government did not maintain public records on prosecutions, convictions, or...more
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"Women may attend court proceedings and represent themselves, but a male relative generally represented them. In some cases a woman’s testimony is deemed half that of a man’s, and in some cases a female witness is not accepted at all" (p. 16).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"According to sharia as applied in the country, the testimony of two women was necessary to equal that of one man" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"In some personal status cases, such as divorce, a woman’s testimony is equal to half that of a man" (Pg 15).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"Sharia courts usually accorded the testimony of women and non-Muslims less weight than that of men. Under common law, women and members of other groups could testify in civil or criminal proceedings and give testimony that carried the same weight as testimony of other witnesses. Some sharia court judges allowed different evidentiary requirements to prove adultery or fornication for male and female defendants. Pregnancy, for example, was admissible evidence of a woman’s adultery or fornication in some sharia courts. In contrast sharia courts could convict men only if they confessed or there was eyewitness testimony regarding their crime. Sharia courts, however, provided women with certain benefits, including increased access to...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"Women also faced unequal treatment in courts, where the testimony of a woman equals half that of a man’s. Female parties in court proceedings such as divorce and other family law cases normally deputized male relatives to speak on their behalf, although they have the option to speak for themselves" (38).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (123).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (125).