Topic: Tunisia

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Lebanon Repeals Legal Loopholes for Rapists

Last week, the Lebanese Parliament voted to repeal Article 522 of the government’s penal code which halts the prosecution or conviction of an alleged rapi...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan Fight Against Rapists’ Impunity

“To punish a rape victim by making her marry the perpetrator of a horrible crime against her – there is no place in today’s world for such hid...   [ continue reading...]

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Gerald Feierstein, a Gulf-Funded Expert Pushing Catastrophic War on Yemen, Appears to Have Lied to Congress

A widely quoted Middle East Institute director is paid to advance the U.S.-Gulf war on Yemen. The Middle East Institute, an influential Washington, D.C.-b...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity

The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution b...   [ continue reading...]

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Jordan, Tunisia Make Strides Towards Gender Equality

Tunisia passed a law to combat violence against women on July 26, while Jordan abolished the use of marriage to avoid rape prosecutions on August 4. The post Jo...   [ continue reading...]

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Jordan Abolishes Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Prosecution

In just three weeks time, two Arab countries adopted major steps to combat violence against women, with Jordan abolishing a law allowing rapists to avoid prosec...   [ continue reading...]

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The right to blasphemy: is this the boundary between civilisation and barbarism?

Former Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui collects fatwas like badges of honour. Her recent book outlines s...   [ continue reading...]

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In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity

Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.   [ continue reading...]

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The massacre that ended the Arab Spring

Shadi Hamid writes: Four years ago today, the Arab Spring—or what was left of it—ended with a massacre. There were only two countries with largely p...   [ continue reading...]

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Call for participants: Tunisia, Middle East Forum

يبحث موقع openDemocracy عن مشا&#1585...   [ continue reading...]

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Iraq after ISIS: continued conflict or rebuilding beyond ethno-sectarian identities?

Ignoring priorities that have popular support in Iraq risks undermining post-ISIS attempts to build a stable count...   [ continue reading...]

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What do people in the Arab countries want? Conceptions of democracy

Arab respondents mostly reject the EU brand of formal liberal democracy in which elections are essential, but civi...   [ continue reading...]

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“I don’t want to die because I’m an atheist”: ex-Muslims speak out

In the UK and beyond, filmmaker Deeyah Khan has documented the experiences of ex-Muslims and the “extraordin...   [ continue reading...]

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Perceptions of EU foreign policy in the MENA region

In Arab countries, the EU is not seen as providing stability or promoting democracy. Asked what policies the EU sh...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for August 9, 2017

Threat of Nuclear War Escalates as Trump Warns North Korea of "Fire and Fury", War Crimes Expert Quits U.N. Syria Inquiry Citing Lack of Political Will for Just...   [ continue reading...]

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Qatar: Residency Reform Doesn’t End Gender Bias

(Beirut) – The Qatari cabinet has reportedly approved a draft law allowing children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris to acquire permanent residence...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate change cited as a leading national security threat around the world

The issue runs almost even with ISIS, while cyberattacks and the refugee crisis rank lower.In this Nov. 18, 2015 photo, Bangladeshis from nearby districts...   [ continue reading...]

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Surviving a machete attack: the story of Bangladeshi-American freethinker Bonya Ahmed

The growth of religious fundamentalist forces in Bangladesh poses life-threatening challenges to atheists and secu...   [ continue reading...]

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Tunisia’s Incomplete Revolution

Tunisia has a significant claim to fame. Not only did it ignite the revolutionary flames of the Arab Spring, it was the only nation to make a triumphant transit...   [ continue reading...]

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Jordan: Seize Opportunity to End Impunity for Rape

Expand A Jordanian police officer stands guard in front of the parliament in Amman, Jordan...   [ continue reading...]

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