Law reform

The Shoura Council yesterday rejected a recommendation to simplify regulations governing Saudis marrying non-Saudis.
A series of reforms in Egypt has reduced barriers to young people entering the rental housing market...This has led to a reversal in delayed marriage among young men, beginning with those born after 1972.
"The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, a UN monitoring body composed of independent experts, has called on the government of Bahrain to adopt urgent measures to end serious discrimination and violence against women."
Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday Muslims should still take up yoga, reversing an outright ban that has drawn widespread protests amid concerns over growing Islamic fundamentalism in the multiracial nation.
A British law went into effect Tuesday that allows courts to prevent someone from being forced into marriage — a move that comes as governments across Europe confront immigrant practices that sometimes clash with more liberal values.
A ban on marriages between Cambodians and foreigners aimed at curbing human trafficking has been lifted, officials said Wednesday, adding that new regulations will seek to prevent internet websites from featuring mail-order Cambodian brides.
Activists and concerned citizens across Indonesia are denouncing a new Anti-Pornography law passed in October 2008, which they feel will endanger Indonesian unity as well as women's rights and sexual rights.
Pakistan's top Islamic advisory body has urged the government to amend divorce laws to give more say to women, triggering a controversy with religious hardliners vowing to resist the move.
A French appeals court reinstated the marriage of a Muslim couple today, overturning an earlier annulment won by the groom after the bride admitted lying about her virginity.
Le conseil national pour la promotion de la femme a organisé mercredi passé une conférence-débat, à la faveur de la récente décision du président de la République portant révision de la Constitution.
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