Thecase is about a woman, who was sentenced because of being alone witha man that was not related to her. Besides, the case also concernsseven rapists that were convicted. According to the case, when thewoman’s lawyer appealed the sentence, he was removed from the caseand his license became suspended. On the other hand, the woman’spenalty became increased to six months and 200 lashes. Besides, thesentence of the seven men was also increased to between two to nineyears. The moment the sentence of the woman became increased manyWestern countries became incensed by the case. There was controversywhen the United States was trying to ensure Saudi Arabia’sparticipation in the November 2007 Mideast peace conference. In theU.S. prior to the conference, Saudi foreign minister became visiblyirritated when he was asked about the case, but promised that thesentence was to be reviewed. This case illustrates a court ruling onthe minority. The woman belonged to the minority group, where herrepresentation did not count. Besides, there was a difference inruling because of laws of the country this is why differentcountries intervened when the sentence of the woman became increased.
Countriesmay have different legal system, which may cause some problems. Oneproblem that may result from two countries having different legalsystem is war. Different legal systems can cause disagreement amidtwo countries, which may result in war as one country try to defendits people. Another problem that may result from a difference inlegal system is hostility. A country may become hostile to anotherbecause of the legal system of another country.
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