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Latest items for ATDW-LAW-1

Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1, CUST-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-1

"Among the most contentious of Jewish rites is the one that grants men disproportionate power in divorce. Women who are not granted divorces are often forced to relinquish their child custody rights or alimony payments to convince husbands to accede"(para 11)
July 31, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The division of property following separation was governed by the community of acquests regime, which covered all assets at the time of separation. It did not cover future assets, which were a matter of succession rights. The difference between legal separation and divorce was that although following separation people could start another relationship, technically, they were still married. The clause in which the spouses renounced their inheritance rights was included in the separation contract by mutual consent and was binding on both parties" (para 54)
July 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1

"similar to other customary land regimes in Africa, land is always in the name (and control) of male members of the family. Describing the practices in their home areas, displaced women in Somaliland explained that all land and property belonged to the men; “a married woman cannot own land.” Generally, women were also unable to inherit land, and the few that reported receiving an inheritance said that it could not be in the form of land. Their testimony corroborates other observations from southern Somalia: [I]n terms of inheritance practices in southern Somalia at least, Besteman reported that “contrary to Islamic practice, when a man died, his widow and daughters had ...more
June 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“The Committee notes that the State party has a community property regime. It is concerned, however, that intangible assets, including work-related benefits, accrued pension rights and savings, in addition to future earning capacity, are not considered to be a part of the joint property to be divided upon the dissolution of a marriage and there is no other mechanism to compensate for the lack of their distribution. The Committee notes with concern that the economic rights of women in de facto unions are not recognized, including upon the dissolution of their relationship” (12).
June 21, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

“Russian divorce law stipulates that all money, property, and assets accumulated prior to marriage remain the property of the original holder (spouse). If an investment (at each spouse’s expense) is made into a preowned marriage asset, then its value can increase significantly. Under these circumstances, a divorcing spouse does have the right to claim a proportionate sum of the property or asset, based on the investment. In general, family law does not provide for alimony payments to an ex-spouse. Alimony is not provided in light of the number of years the couple was married, the spouse’s education level, the spouse’s work experience, or the impact of divorce on the spouse’s ...more
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In 1985, the Supreme Court ordered the husband of a 62-year-old divorced Muslim woman to pay her alimony of about $15 a month. The Congress party, which counts Muslims as a core constituency, moved to nullify the court’s ruling and pushed Parliament to adopt a new law shifting responsibility for supporting a divorced wife away from her husband after three months and to her relatives or Muslim charities. That law was a grave disservice to Muslim women, said Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, one of the Muslim women’s advocacy groups that have filed a brief in the Supreme Court case. Instead of making husbands responsible ...more
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In person, over the phone, in a letter or even on WhatsApp, Muslim men who repeat talaq — the Arabic word for divorce — three times can instantly end their marriages, according to some interpretations of Islamic law. The word is used by Indian Muslims even if they do not speak Arabic. With such divorces, which are available only to men, husbands can oust their wives from their homes, C310usually without any alimony or other financial support, leaving the women with few resources or prospects" (p 4-5) The law does not protect women in case of a triple talaq divorce at least (RNP-CODER COMMENT)
June 1, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“While the Committee acknowledges the amendment to the Civil Code (December 2007), which seeks to protect the rights of the spouse to have marital property restored in cases where the other spouse has disposed of the property before a court has taken a decision on its distribution, it is concerned that in the State party the equal sharing of marital property upon divorce relates only to tangible property (movable and immovable) and does not include intangible property such as pension and savings funds and that the equal sharing of tangible property is based on court precedent and is not legally binding. The Committee is further concerned that ‘fault’ of either ...more
May 27, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“The Committee notes with concern: … That the State party’s current law on property distribution upon divorce does not adequately address gender-based economic disparities between spouses resulting from traditional work and family life patterns. ... Likewise, neither existing legislation nor case law addresses the distribution of future earning potential so as to redress possible gender-based economic disparities between spouses” (13).
May 23, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“The initiative of the revision of the articles 168 and 184 of the Federal Civil Code, to improve the wellbeing of the spousal society, considering the intangible goods, the provisions related to employment (pension, provision of insurance), mediums to guarantee -in case of divorce, the division of goods and alimony between spouses to provide for the subsistence and needs of the children- and in order to guarantee the woman's right to alimony in case of divorce by mutual consent, is in process of judgement in the CD [Chamber of Deputies]. 25 states already have judicial means to recognize the tangible and intangible goods as part of the goods included in ...more
May 2, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“The law protects women’s property rights in common-law marriages. It entitles a woman who separates or divorces to one-half of the couple’s property if she had regular employment during the marriage and one-third of the property if she had not been employed" (11).
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"Men do not have the right to seek alimony from their wives in cases of divorce or separation" (22).
April 12, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

"Women have a legal right to property in divorce cases" (747).
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

"While the law demands men provide alimony for a fixed duration, according to the individual marriage contract, authorities did not uniformly enforce the law in instances when men failed to provide alimony" (26).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The law protects women’s property rights in common-law marriages. It entitles a woman who separates or divorces to one-half of the couple’s property if she had regular employment during the marriage and one-third of the property if she had not been employed" (12).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, CUST-LAW-1

"Divorce laws generally favor men in awarding custody and dividing communal assets" (23).
Feb. 23, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

“When a marriage ends, the co-owned property should in theory [by law] be equally shared” (171).
Dec. 2, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 7:12 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 6:10 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law" the law does provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions (1)