|Posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:44 AM|
I need to search for a law in Egypt that criminalizes domestic violence. This violence may be between a man and his wife, parents and children, or between siblings. The reason why I am so concerned about domestic violence in Egypt is that I have witnessed first hand several cases where family members did not know how to deter the violent actions of another family member because the law does not arbitrate between family members unless a severe crime has been committed. Such a severe crime may be an assualt which results in serious physical injuries. But, why should the law wait until such serious physical injury actually happens??
This is an issue that needs much discussion and I truely believe that it requires very serious consideration in lieu of all the violence that we see on the streets of Egypt post-revolution....the violence on the streets will undoubtedly be transformed to households, where men and women are under extreme economic pressure and political uncertainty...
Please refer to my "Links" for Domestic Violence Lawyers in Egypt.
Categories: Where's the Necessary Law??