Lebanon's religious courts are failing women, HRW says

January 19, 2015 5:45 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women trying to escape domestic abuse and unhappy marriages face systematic discrimination in Lebanon's religious courts, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, as it urged the Middle Eastern country to reform its judicial system.

Women's rights are violated across the religious spectrum in Lebanon's system of 15 separate, religion-based personal status laws, the rights group said.

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