The effect of the sex of the offender in the application of the provisions of the Penal Code


Abstract Most criminal legislation have taken (offender sex) as a standard to arrange some legal provision under penal code , it puts man in a better position than woman in term of punitive treatment . Despit international and constitutional principles on non-discrimination because of sex towards has been notied that in Iraq the criminal legislature has enacted the penal code whith some rules that discriminate between man and woman in term of punitive treatment, as in the case for the rules concerning marriage adultery and rules concerning the legal excuse for munder and abuse in the Act of adultery.