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Latest items for LRW-LAW-3

Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Laws with this clear and convincing evidence standard allow termination of parental rights if evidence is presented in family court that the father committed sexual assault during conception of the child. A family court judge would rule if the evidence was 'clear and convincing' under civil law. For example, this could include witness testimony that the defendant committed rape, as long as the defendant didn't have a solid alibi"(para 23-24)
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

“The ‘two-finger test,’ a once-routine practice in rape exams where two fingers are used to determine the pliability of the hymen … has long been used by defense attorneys as evidence that a victim had an alleged prior sexual history, although courts have said that should have no bearing. … New medical guidelines for doctors forbid its use and the Supreme Court outlawed the two-finger test in 2013” (para 24-25). “His attorney, Gopal Narain Mishra, said that he is appealing because the prosecution pinned its case on the testimony of the victim alone and presented no physical evidence tying his client to the crime” (para 56).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Victims of sexual crimes may choose the gender of the judge who will preside over the trials of their alleged assailants" (6).
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).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"On January 5, the high court in Banjul sentenced Mama Mbaye to seven years’ imprisonment with hard labor for his attempted rape of a four-year-old girl" (23). "In October 2014 police in Upper River Region arrested and detained a 35-year-old man, known by the initials S. C.,' for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl" (23).
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
Dec. 29, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Article 209 [of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code of 2013]. Where, in financial claims such as diya for bodily offenses, and also in claims which are about claiming a sum of money such as a negligent or quasi-intentional bodily offense which must be compensated by a diya, the private claimant is unable to provide an admissible evidence which meets the requirements under Shari’a, s/he [still] can produce one male witness or two female witnesses together with an oath and prove the financial part of his/her claim...Note: Zina is defined as illicit sex outside of marriage. Livat, tafkhiz and musaheqeh are defined as various forms of homosexual sexual activity either between men ...more
Dec. 27, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"In Pakistan, the evidence provided by a woman is worth exactly half that of a man in certain civil matters" (17).
Nov. 10, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"In August a government committee created by order of the High Court recommended replacing the 'two-finger' rape test with other examinations by medical professionals" (23).
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"There were reports of instances in which employers allegedly raped female domestic workers, but the victim did not seek legal redress, since victims cannot prove guilt in court without the testimony of witnesses to the crime" (29).
Sept. 14, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"(1) Legal proceedings shall be stopped against the perpetrator of one of the crimes included in this chapter [including rape, kidnapping and statutory rape] if a valid marriage is contracted between the offender and his victim. If a sentence has been passed in the case, the sentence against the convicted person shall be suspended. (2) If the marriage ends in the woman being divorced for no legitimate reason, the Public Prosecutor shall re-assume the right to prosecute the case and to execute the sentence within three years after the time the crime was committed in the case of a misdemeanor and five years in the case of a felony" (para ...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: LRW-LAW-3

"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 interest in creating laws and good policies to regulate the activities of the traditional justice in Timor Leste" (56).
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).