|Name:||Royal Decree No. M/96, Dated 16 Ramadan 1439 A.H. approving the Anti-Harassment Law.|
|Subject(s):||Equality of opportunity and treatment|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
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|Bibliography:||Printed Separately, 2019-03, International Labour Organization PDF of Unofficial English Translation
|Abstract/Citation:||The Royal Decree approves the Anti-Harassment Act, 2018, which is attached to Decision No. 488 of 29 May 2018 (14 Ramadan 1439 A.H.) of the Council of Ministers.
The Anti-Harassment Act contains 8 articles and deals with harassment defined as "any utterance, act or gesture with sexual connotations from one person to any other person that would harm his/her body, honour or modesty, by any means whatsoever, including through the use of modern technology". Sentences, if convicted, range from imprisonment of up to five years and/or a fine.