The Times: Are They a-Changin'? Saudi Law Finally Addresses Domestic Violence with Its Regulation on Protection from Abuse

Author:Tom Throneburg Butler
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2015; B.A., Central College, 2012

This Note examines the Saudi Arabian Regulation on Protection from Abuse—a law that the Saudi Council of Ministers passed in August of 2013 in response to an advertisement campaign funded by the King Khalid Foundation that aimed to address the widespread problem of domestic abuse in Saudi Arabia. While this law is unlikely to produce a significant impact on Saudi society at present, given time,... (see full summary)

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