Lawmakers attend a Parliament session in Beirut, July 18, 2017. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Parliament abolished the controversial Penal Code Article 522 – known as the 'rape law' – in the first of two-part legislative session opened by Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday.A draft law to abolish Article 522 was sent to Parliament in February for ratification after the Parliament's Administration and Justice Committee agreed to scrap the article on Dec. 8, 2016 .Lawmakers convened the session in Beirut at Parliament around 11:30 a.m., aiming to approve the draft laws on the agenda of the two previous sessions last month.Prior to the legislative session Wednesday Berri met with MP George Adwan and MP Kanaan.
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