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Saudi Arabia-Universal Periodic Review-CEDAW-September 2023

Date: September 11, 2023
Country: Saudi Arabia
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Death Penalty, Gender-Based Violence, Women's Rights
Mechanism: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Report Type: List of Issues
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This report addresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (Saudi Arabia’s) compliance with its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Convention) in the context of Saudi Arabia’s laws, policies, and customs concerning the death penalty. The report suggests questions for the Committee to raise with the Government of Saudi Arabia with respect to the death penalty and the effect of the death penalty on women, in particular. Saudi Arabia is a signatory to the CEDAW Convention but is not a signatory to its Optional Protocol. Saudi Arabia also made a reservation to its ratification of the Convention in the event of conflict between the Convention and the “norms of Islamic law.”