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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, seeks to criminalize the act of instant divorce among Muslims with a three-year jail sentence for men who practice triple talaq, which has been made illegal by the Supreme Court.
It means that there is no need to criminalize children," he said.
Asking about a new Polish law that criminalizes some statements about the Holocaust, the journalist shared a personal story about his parents being reported to the Nazis by Polish neighbors.
George Bizos, a lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela in his treason trial, said it was not easy to criminalize racism in the country.
had challenged the law as a restriction on speech that criminalizes a wide range of newsworthy, artistic, educational and historical images.
He called the religious leaders of Sunni and Shiite, to criminalize the IS and militias for committing crimes against the Iraqi people, noting that the IS organization powered by some parties / unnamed / and possesses a large arsenal of weapons and military vehicles.
BEIRUT: MP Ghassan Moukheiber submitted an urgent draft law to Parliament Tuesday that would criminalize sexual harassment and racist abuse, saying the legislation was needed after allegations emerged against Beirut's former acting governor last month.
After a lot of civil society campaigning to have it re-introduced, the new clause criminalizes only the use of force in the act of "redeeming marital rights to intercourse." (Article 3) "We want to criminalize the act itself, not the use of violence," says Rouhana.
In several countries legal measures effectively criminalize atheism, criminalize the expression and manifestation of atheist beliefs, or result in systematic discrimination against atheists and those who reject religion," the report says.
Summary: A Libyan rights group said on Wednesday it will mount a challenge in the supreme court against laws which criminalize the glorification of Gaddafi's regime.
When voting, the issue is not whether abortion is right or wrong; the question is whether the State should criminalize the conduct.
ExcelAire said in a statement that "to criminalize this accident investigation runs counter to the safety of the international flying public" and predicted the police would be subject to "worldwide criticism." Dec 11, 2006