In August 2017, Jordan banned a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. This was hot on the heels of Tunisia that repealed this law at the end of July, while Morocco overhauled its law in 2014 and Egypt repealed its law in 1999.
Tony Reeler is a former academic at the University of Malawi and the University Of Zimbabwe. Trained as lawyer and psychologist, he has been active in mental health, human rights and governance for the past 30 years. Within RAU, he focuses on issues around governance and active citizenship, and works with a range of civic initiatives including the National Transitional Justice working Group and the Tree of Life. He has published widely in the fields of mental health, torture, human rights and governance. He can be contacted at email@example.com