UAE Shockingly Legalize Alcohol Consumption & Consensual Sex Without Marriage

UAE Shockingly Legalize Alcohol Consumption & Consensual Sex Without Marriage

There have been many changes in the Laws of UAE recently. Some of them are good for good and appreciable while others have serious reservations from the People. UAE Shockingly Legalize Alcohol Consumption & Consensual Sex Without Marriage.

The Major Changes of the Country’s Islamic Personal laws involved, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalizing so-called “honour killings.” The UAE federal government made the announcement on its official news agency WAM.

The reforms aim to boost the country’s economic and social standing and “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance,” state-run WAM news agency reported.

UAE Shockingly Legalize Alcohol Consumption & Consensual Sex Without Marriage

UAE would also de-criminalize some acts which do not cause harm to others. These include alcohol consumption and consensual sex outside marriage. The country leaves it to prosecutors and judges to define those acts.

Human rights groups say thousands of women and girls are killed across the Middle East and South Asia. Not anyone else, but their family members angered at perceived damage to their “honour” kill them. This could include eloping, fraternizing with men, or any transgression of conservative values regarding women.

Honour Killing Treatment

UAE has cancelled legal clauses that allowed judges to issue merciful sentences in “honour crimes”. The Emirati government said courts will now treat those crimes as normal murder cases. So, there’s no Soft Corner for Honor Killings in UAE now.

Inheritance Law in UAE

Residents of the Gulf Arab state will have the right to choose inheritance laws to be used in each case. Instead of the UAE legislation based on sharia (Islamic religious law).

In the UAE and other Gulf Arab countries, sharia-inspired law governs inheritance and divorce settlements. Although expatriates comprise the majority of the population, including in Dubai emirate, the country’s financial and commercial centre. Under sharia, women’s inheritance share is generally half that of men. They could be excluded from inheriting land and property based on discriminatory cultural practices.

UAE said the legal reforms were part of efforts to improve legislation, the investment climate in the country as well as to incorporate “tolerance principles”.

UAE faced severe backlash from the Muslim world in August after it recognized Israel.

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