The Daily Star / Ahmad Azakir
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Less than three years after it was endorsed by Parliament, experts and politicians argued Wednesday that Lebanon's domestic violence law still contains loopholes that prevent women from being fully protected. Law 293, which is intended to protect women and family members from domestic violence with new structures and mechanisms, was passed by Parliament in April 2014, but experts contended, on International Women's Day, that many women in Lebanon are still not aware of the law's existence.Despite admitting that there are gaps in the law that should be mended, Moukheiber defended the ruling.Another crucial flaw is Law 293's ambiguous reach; whether the law protects all women on Lebanese territory is up for debate.
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