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Family Code of Morocco (2004) – 1: General Provisions

Article 1
This law is entitled the Family Code and will be referred to thereafter as the Moudawana.

Article 2
The articles of this Moudawana apply to:
1- All Moroccans, including those with another nationality,
2- Refugees, including stateless persons, by virtue of the Geneva Treaty signed on July 28, 1951 relating to the status of refugees,
3- Relationships in which one of the parties is Moroccan,
4- Relationships between two Moroccans, one of whom is Muslim.
Moroccans of Jewish faith shall be governed by the provisions of the Hebraic Moroccan Family Law.

Article 3
The Public Prosecutor’s Office is an essential party to all legal actions related to the
implementation of the provisions of this Moudawana.

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