2014 Achievements

Amending the clauses on adultery in the Lebanese Penal Code


15 May 2014 – Article 3 of Law no. 293 stipulated the amendments of Articles 487, 488, and 489, which discriminated against women with regards to adultery. The penalty for women who commit adultery was graver and more severe than that of men. The new amendments equalised the treatment of the spouses when it comes to the penalty of adultery, and being publically intimate with a person other than their spouse; the penalty for the former ranges from three months to two years and the latter ranges from a month to a year.