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Family Code of Morocco (2004)

Preamble Sections: General Provisions Of Marriage Of the Dissolution of the Bonds of Matrimony and its Effects Of Birth and its Effects Of Legal Capacity and Representation

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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 [...]

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Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 (selected provisions related to women) – Part 2: Offences against the Public Welfare – Chapter 8: Social Offences – Section 4: Offences involving the family

Section 4: Offences involving the family Paragraph 376 – Any person who obtains a marriage certificate knowing it to be invalid for any reason in secular or canonical law and any person who issues such certificate knowing the marriage to be invalid is punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 7 years or by detention. The penalty will be a [...]

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Family Protection Law No. 6 of Jordan (2008)

Published on page 821 of the Jordanian Official Gazette issue number 4892 on March 16, 2008 Article 1 This law shall be called Family Protection Law for the year 2008 and shall enter into effect as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. Article 2 The following terms shall have the following [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 9: The Legacy

Chapter 9 – The Legacy* *Chapter 9 was added to the law after article 85. The sequence of the following articles was then adjusted accordingly by virtue of the first amendment law № 11 of the year 1963. The articles that were added by virtue of the said amendment law are articles 86, 87, 88, [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 6: Procreation and its Results

Section 1 – Kinship Article 51 A woman’s child is regarded as the descendent of her husband based on the following two conditions: 1- The duration of the marriage is at least as long as the duration of the pregnancy. 2- Intercourse between the two spouses is possible. Article 52 1- The acknowledgment of kinship [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 4: The Dissolution of Marriage

Section 1 – Divorce Article 34 1- Divorce means to sever the bond of marriage. It is done by the man, the woman, any authorized representative or the judge. The divorce must be performed according to the Shari’a. 2- A proxy is not accepted in the procedures of social investigation, arbitration and divorce*. *Article 34 [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 3: Matrimonial Rights and their Stipulations

Section 1 – The Dowry* *The woman collects her deferred dowry in case of divorce estimated in gold on the date of marriage conclusion as stipulated in Resolution № 127 promulgated by the Revolutionary Command Council dated July 24, 1999. Article 19 1- The wife is entitled to the dowry stipulated in the contract. If [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 2: Marriage

Section 1 – Forbidden Women & Marriage to Women Belonging to the People of the Book Article 12 In order for the marriage to be sound, the woman must not be lawfully forbidden to the man who wants to marry her. Article 13 Prohibition of marriage is divided into two parts: permanent and temporary. While [...]

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Personal Status Law No. 188 of Iraq (1959) – 1: Marriage

Chapter 1 – Marriage Section 1 – Marriage and Betrothal Article 3 1- Marriage is a contract between a man and a woman who is lawfully permissible to him, the purpose of which is to establish a bond for a mutual life and procreate children. 2- If the marriage contract has been initiated, the two [...]

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