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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AAML Disapproves of Brunei's New Penal Code

From PR Newswire:

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML),, condemns the introduction of the Brunei revised penal code, which mandates the death penalty for offences including adultery and extramarital sexual relations and homosexual acts.  

"The penal codes of states and countries should not criminalize sexual acts between consenting adults. The cruel and inhuman and degrading punishments contained in the Brunei legislation have no place in any modern legal system," said AAML President Peter Walzer, who is also founding partner of Los Angeles-area family law firm Walzer Melcher. "This legislation is an affront to international human rights. The AAML strongly condemns Brunei's penal code." 

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