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Parliamentary committee passes amended personal status law for Druze community


The Parliamentary Committee for Administration and Justice headed by MP Robert Ghanem approved yesterday the amendment of the personal status law of the Druze community in Lebanon. To recall, the request to modify the above legislation has been the culmination of efforts by several women Druze organizations in Mount Lebanon. These groups have lately met with the head of the Democratic Gathering Walid Jumblat, to this effect and to inform him on the provisions within the law which need modification, particularly those related to family relations. (news:  The Parliamentary Committee clarified in a statement that it has endorsed the proposal as it is based on a thorough discussion of the draft and its explanatory statements, and after listening to the details from proponents, as well as, to the viewpoint of the Directorate General of Personal Status. (Al Mustaqbal, April 20, 2017)


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