United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination, Chilean Víctor Madrigal-Borloz, has criticised Brunei's anti-gay laws despite an assurance from Brunei's sultan that a moratorium on capital punishment will also extend to sharia laws that include stoning to death for gay sex and adultery.
Brunei has backtracked on enforcing laws introduced last month that would have made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death.
At a time when Islam’s place in the modern world is a matter of global contention, Brunei, a small monarchy in Southeast Asia, has offered its two cents.
As oil reserves run out, Brunei looks to China to back critical development projects as it faces Western censure over sharia laws many say are only for show
At the same time, predominantly-Muslim nation is using the tough laws to shore up support from a populace facing rising unemployment
Brunei said new laws imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery were designed more for “prevention than to punish” in response to the United Nations’ condemnation of the measures.
The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code.
I WAS 13 years old when I first heard of the Sultan of Brunei. The absolute ruler of a tiny, oil-rich kingdom in Southeast Asia, Hassanal Bolkiah was the subject of a much-discussed TV documentary by the British filmmaker Alan Whicker in 1992. A
UNAIDS and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, are seriously concerned by new criminal law provisions that came into force yesterday, 3 April 2019, in Brunei Darussalam.
Last week, the Sultan of Brunei proclaimed death by stoning as the penalty for same-sex intercourse and illicit sex.
Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death.
Compassion-centred Islam / Al-Ghurbaah Foundation condemn the recent decision of the Sultan of Brunei to go ahead with the implementation of a draconian new penal code based on defunct Shariah law that does not uphold the Quranic values of mercy and compassion.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Government of Brunei to halt the entry into force of the revised Penal Code which, if implemented in its current form, would enshrine in legislation cruel and inhuman punishments that seriously breach international human rights law – including death by stoning.