Decree modifying offences of sexual aggression and eliminating discrimination against women, 2005
Type of measure: Decree
Form of violence: Sexual violence | So-called honour crimes
Level of government: National
Under this Decree:
§ Section 269 of the Penal Code was amended, repealing discriminatory provisions, and stating that a husband is not to be excused for murdering his wife.
§ Adultery was decriminalized and sections 284, 285, 286, 287 of the Penal Code were repealed
Evaluation: No known evaluation undertaken to date.
Sources of information:
Information provided by the Government of Haiti October 2009.
Date information on this measure was last updated: 11-05-2009