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Under Pakistani law, there is no specific offence that criminalises torture.
A petition signed by some one hundred deputies claim the removal of the phrases of "freedom of conscience", "criminalise accusations of apostasy" of article 6 of the draft Constitution and adding "banning any infringement on sacred".
Nigeria's parliament on Thursday passed a bill which criminalises same-sex marriages with prison terms of up to 14 years.
The World Medical Association deplores any attempt to criminalise physicians who are pursuing their basic civil rights.
The head of the Arab League Nabil Elaraby calls for the international community to criminalise blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security.
But homeless charity Crisis said the new law would criminalise vulnerable people, leaving them in prison or facing a fine they cannot pay.
Some aspect of sex work is criminalised in 116 countries, while 79 countries criminalise consensual same-sex sexual relations, including 85% of countries in eastern and southern Africa, 81% in the Middle East and North Africa, and 69% in the Caribbean.
Mr Carlin said the decision to criminalise the drug taken earlier this week was "unduly based on media and political pressure".
Eric Carlin said the decision taken earlier this week to criminalise the drug was "unduly based on media and political pressure".
During debate on Lords amendments to the Bill, shadowschools minister Nick Gibb said: "It is the fact that this Bill seeks to criminalise young people that raises so many concerns.
THE Government was today accused of being too quick to criminalise youngsters for petty offences.
MPs were trying to put through a law that would criminalise gay hate.
Labour MP Dr Brian Iddon - who is chairman of the all-party Drugs Misuse Group - said: "It doesn't make sense to criminalise cannabis use.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 30 (ANI): The Triple Talaq Bill, seeking to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
On the bill to criminalise estimated billings, it disclosed that the DisCos are making huge investments in providing meters for their customers and cutting down estimations.