October 18, 2012
"UN rights experts urge states to repeal criminal adultery laws"
The UN Working Group on discrimination against women [official website] on Thursday urged governments around the world to repeal laws that criminalize adultery[statement] and give rise to severe penalties which include flogging, death by stoning and hanging. While the working group conceded that "adultery may constitute a valid ground for bringing a civil proceeding" in some cultures and traditions, the assembly of individual experts wholly declared [press release] that such an offense should not be deemed criminal.
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