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Between the Right to Life and the Excuse of Killing in the Jordanian Penal Law

Show simple item record Nasrawin, Laith Kamal 2018-11-09T14:46:02Z 2018-11-09T14:46:02Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1985-8000
dc.description.abstract This study deals with the excuse of killing in the crime of honor in the Jordanian Penal Code, which contravenes with the right to life recognized by the different religions and protected by national and international legislations. This study aims to identify the most important development with respect to this crime in the Jordanian Penal Code with reference to the 2001 amendments which represented the abolishment of the right to be exempted from punishment in honor crimes and its replacement with the right to a sentence reduction. This study also analyzed the legal conditions that should exist in any offender, whether male or female, to benefit from extenuating excuses in crimes of honor killings, and it concluded that the 2001 amendments had positive effects from the perspective of abolishing the exemption from punishment. Nevertheless, it failed to treat both male and female equally for the purpose of applying the provision in question in the Penal Code. A wife is under a tougher condition as she must surprise her husband committing adultery or in an unlawful bed at their home to benefit from extenuating excuses while a man can benefit from extenuating excuses if he surprises his wife committing adultery in any unlawful bed regardless of where the act of adultery was committed. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject The Right to Life en_US
dc.subject Exemption from Punishment en_US
dc.subject Reduction in Punishment en_US
dc.subject An act of Adultery en_US
dc.subject Unlawful Bed en_US
dc.title Between the Right to Life and the Excuse of Killing in the Jordanian Penal Law en_US
dc.title.alternative ﺑﻴﻦ اﻟﺤﻖ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺤﻴﺎة واﻟﻌﺬر ﻓﻲ اﻟﻘﺘﻞ ﻓﻲ ﻗﺎﻧﻮن اﻟﻌﻘﻮﺑﺎت ا<ردﻧﻲ en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 14 en_US
dc.issue 01 en_US
dc.pagestart 360 en_US
dc.pageend 388 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Jordan en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Associate Professor of constitutional Law School of Law- University of Jordan en_US
dc.source.title Journal of Law en_US
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle LAW en_US

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