Hodjanernes Blog

8 marts 2017

Børneægteskab i Bangladesh: Ny lov nedsætter minimumsalderen til nyfødte

Og et smuthul i loven kan tvinge voldtægtsofre til at gifte sig med deres gerningsmænd.

Bangladesh has been accused of taking a “devastating step backwards” in the fight against child marriage by introducing a legal loophole that sets no age limit for wedlock.

The Child Marriage Restraint Bill keeps the legal age of marriage as 18 for women and 21 for men but introduces exceptions in “special cases” or for in the “best interests” of the adolescent.

Campaigners say the law effectively sets the marriageable age at zero but supporters of the law, which needs presidential approval before coming into effect, say courts will prevent abuse by assessing applications.

Mere her

1 kommentar »

  1. Du gode gud….

    Kommentar af Mike — 11 marts 2017 @ 08:13


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