Finally the new domestic violence law which was passed by the parliament on June 21. 2011 is published in the official newsletter of the Kurdistan Regonal Government, Waqaehi Kurdistan. This step validitates the law however the President of the KRG Mr. Massud Barzani didn’t sign it yet.
The implementation of this law now needsa lot of support from withinKurdistan as well as from abroad since various groups inside the Kurdish society are organising fierce opposition against it, particularly after Mullah Ismail Sussai denounced this law as un-Islamic in a sermon.
Shortly after the Union of Mullahs in Kurdistan rejected the law as well as the Committee of the parliament dealing with religious questions arguing their opinion was not asked before .
But at least the law enters into force now. This is a big step forward. Now it needs to be implement properly.