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Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"According to the Civil Code, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years for men and for women. However, there are exceptions. Boys can marry from the age of 16 and girls from the age of 15 with permission from a judge" (para 2).
Aug. 25, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

“The usual minimum age for marriage in Germany is 18, but an exception is made for children aged 16 or over who have their parents' permission to marry. Marriages undertaken abroad can be recognized even if the person is aged under 16” (para 2-3).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

“Tanzania’s Law of Marriage Act (1971) is different for boys and girls. It allows girls to be married at 15 years old whereas boys have to be 18. Both boys and girls can marry at 14 with a court’s permission. In June 2016, Tanzania’s high court ruled this to be unconstitutional but the law has yet to be amended” (para 11). “Reform and harmonise conflicting laws, such as the Law of Marriage Act of 1971. Make it clear that marriage is only for those 18 and above. Ensure the legislation is enforced” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

“Under a 2014 law, the minimum age for marriage in Mexico is 18 but girls can marry at age 14 and boys at age 16 with parental consent” (para 11).
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Law governing Child Marriages in Baluchistan is the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 which stipulates the minimum lawful age of marriage for boys 18 years and for girls 16 years. The law states that a male person above the age of 18 contracting a child marriage shall be liable to imprisonment up to a maximum period of one month and or with a fine up to Rs. 1000" (10). "While the [Punjab Child Marriage Restraint] amending law stipulates harsher punishment for parents and /or guardian of the minor who is married, the act retains the minimum age of marriage of 16 years for girls and 18 years for boys" ...more
Aug. 8, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Oman 18 years old مرسوم سلطاني رقم ٩٧/٣٢ باصدار قانون الأحوال الشخصية مادة (٧): تكمل أهلية الزواج بالعقل، واتمام الثامنة عشره من العمر. مادة (9): لا يأذن القاضي بزواج المحجور عليه لسفه إلى بموافقة وليه وبعد التأكد من ملائمة الصداق لحالتة المادية فأذا امتنع الولي طلب القاضي موافقته خلال مدة يحددها له، فإن لم يعترض أو كان إعتراضه غير جدير بالاعتبار زوجة القاضي. مادة (10): 1- إذا طلب من أكمل الثامنة عشرة من عمره الزواج وامتنع وليه من تزويجه جاز له رفع الأمر إلى القاضي. ب- يحدد القاضي مدة لحضور الولي يبين خلالها أقواله فان لم يحضر أصلاً أو كان اعتراضه غير سائغ زوجه القاضي. ج- مع مراعاه أحكام الفقرة ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"21.06 As recorded by the website of the US State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, accessed on 15 February 2008, 'Vietnamese law does not recognize common-law marriages. Authorities do issue certificates verifying cohabitation but these do not constitute legal marriages...The legal age for marriage is 20 for men, 18 for women... Divorce records are maintained by the courts where they were issued'" (42)
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Response: As stated in the combined second and third periodic report, a minimum age for marriage is enshrined in Uzbek law: 18 years of age for men and 17 for women. If there are valid reasons or exceptional circumstances, the khokim of the district, city or town where the marriage is being registered may, at the request of the persons wishing to marry, reduce the age of marriage by up to one year (article 15 of the Family Code). A marriage which is contracted in violation of the minimum age requirement, by force or between persons one or both of whom is already registered as married shall be deemed invalid ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"382) Under the Civil Code, it is absolutely forbidden to marry before the age established by the laws of the Republic, namely, 14 for boys and 12 for girls. 383) From ages 14 to 18 and 12 to 18, respectively, the partners must obtain prior permission or authorization from their legal parents in order to marry. If the partners have no parents, the consent must be given by the closest legal adult relative or relatives in the ascending line. In the case of conflicting views, the one that favours the marriage will obtain. If a partner has no adult relatives, he must obtain the consent of his legal guardian or ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"12 years for girls; 14 years for boys. (CEDAW: Concluding Observations, Nov. 2008)"
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Uruguay 12 years old...Codigo Civil 1995 91) Son impedimentos dirimentes para el matrimonio: 1º. La falta de edad requerida por las leyes de la República; esto es, catorce años cumplidos en el varón y doce cumplidos en la mujer...106) Los hijos legítimos que no hayan cumplido dieciocho años de edad necesitan para casarse el consentimiento expreso de sus padres y a falta de ambos, el del ascendiente o ascendientes en grado más próximo...NOTA: Texto dado por el art. 2º Ley Nº 16.719 de 11/10/95" Google translation: "Civil Code 1995 91) They are impediments to marriage: 1st. The lack of age required by the laws of the Republic; That is, fourteen ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"Marriage of young girls by parental arrangement was common, particularly in rural areas, although the legal age for marriage is 18. COFCAWE (Concern for Children and Women Empowerment) reported that acute poverty forced some parents to give away their children, including girls as young as 14 years, into early marriage and sexual arrangements"
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Uganda 18 years old...The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 31) Rights of the family. 1) Men and women of the age of eighteen years and above have the right to marry and to found a family and are entitled to equal rights in marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution...The Marriage Act 1904 Consent to marriage in certain cases necessary. 17) Consent to marriage of minors. If either party to an intended marriage, not being a widower or widow, is under twenty-one years of age, the written consent of the father, or if he is dead or of unsound mind or absent from Uganda, of the mother, or ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Constitution, 1995 Article 31 Rights of the family: 1) Men and women of the age of eighteen years and above have the right to marry and to found a family and are entitled to equal rights in marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution"
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"13) According to the Convention, a child is any person below the age of 18 years. Before the Convention was ratified, the following ages of majority were variously applicable: (i) age of civil liability, 21 years; (ii) age of criminal liability, 18 years; (iii) voting age, 18 years; (iv) marriageable age for boys, 20 years; and (v) marriageable age for girls, 17 years. 14) Since ratification, the age of majority for all purposes has been standardized at 18 years, in accordance with article 1 of the Convention" (13-14)
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Code de l’enfant Act No 2007-017 Article 267 : Child marriage is prohibited. The age of nuptiality is fixed at eighteen (18) years of age. Initial State Party report to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: Togo, 2009 The age of the court of first instance may grant exemptions to children of both sexes above sixteen for serious reasons"
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The age of marriage has been set at 18 years for both sexes in order to avoid the discrimination that used to exist in this regard in Togolese legislation" (80)
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2011 from the UNSD, the legal age of marriage is 18 without consent for men and women and 17 with consent for men and women.
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"18 years. 17 years with court decision. (CRC: Concluding Observations, Feb. 2010)"
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Tajikistan 18 years old...СЕМЕЙНЫЙ КОДЕКС РЕСПУБЛИКИ 2011 Статья 13. Брачный возраст 1) Брачный возраст устанавливается в восемнадцать лет. 2) В исключительных случаях суд вправе снизить брачный возраст по просьбе лиц, желающих вступить в брак, установленный настоящей статьей для мужчин и женщин, не более чем на один год. 3) Заявления рассматриваются в порядке особого производства в суде по месту жительства лица, возраст которого снижается. 4) Право обращения в суд по этому вопросу возникает с семнадцатилетнего возраста" Google translation: "Tajikistan 18 years old...FAMILY CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF 2011 Article 13. Marriage age 1) The marriageable age is set at eighteen years. 2) In exceptional cases, the court has the right to ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Finally, in international relations, the authorities will no longer recognize marriages of persons under age 18" (126)
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2011 from the UNSD, the legal age of marriage is 18 for men and women without consent and 16 with consent
Aug. 3, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2011 from UNPD, the legal age of marriage is 21 for men and women without consent and 15 for women and 17 for men with consent.
Aug. 3, 2017, 1 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Suriname 18 years old...Nieuw Burgerlijk Wetboek van Suriname 2011 Artikel 31 1) Om een huwelijk te mogen aangaan moeten een man en een vrouw de leeftijd van achttien jaren hebben bereikt. 2) De Minister van Justitie kan om gewichtige redenen ontheffing verlenen van het in lid 1 genoemde vereiste. Artikel 35 1) Een minderjarige mag geen huwelijk aangaan zonder toestemming van zijn ouders" Google translation: "New Civil Code of Suriname 2011 Article 31 1) In order to enter into marriage, a man and a woman must have reached the age of eighteen years. 2) The Minister of Justice may, for important reasons, waive the requirement referred to in paragraph 1. ...more
Aug. 3, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2003 from the UNPD Inquiry on Population and Development, the legal age of marriage is 18 for men and women without consent.
Aug. 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"18 years; 14 with court permission in exceptional circumstances. (CRC: Concluding Observations, Sept. 2010)"
Aug. 3, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2011 from UNSD, the minimum legal age of marriage is 18 for men and women without consent and 14 for men and women with consent
Aug. 3, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"Child Marriage: The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years. In exceptional cases, based upon request of one of the marrying couple, competent court may allow marriage of a person as young as 16, if both parents consent. In 2010 (latest data available) 1,300 women and 436 men ages 19 and under were married in the country" (17)
Aug. 3, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

The chart shows that, in 2011 from UNSD, the legal age of marriage is 16 for men and women without consent
Aug. 3, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"18 years, 16 in exceptional cases and with permission of the court. (CRC: State Party Report, Sept. 2006)"