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Latest items for MARR-LAW-6

Aug. 25, 2023, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"In Chongqing, one of China’s biggest cities, engaged couples will soon be eligible for a government-sponsored group wedding, according to a three-year “wedding-customs reform” pilot announced last week. The catch is that extravagances... will be officially frowned upon" (para 1). "The goal of the reform is to eliminate costs and customs that are contributing to China’s declining marriage and birth rates" (para 2). "The government announced that the wedding-reform plan would be piloted in 15 cities and districts. Among other goals, it aims to reduce the costs of marriage" (para 6). "Guangzhou has established premarital counseling services that, among other things, provide the local government an opportunity to discourage couples...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"However, practice is proving for this to be a challenge as the Law also requires the marriage to have a prenuptial agreement stipulating land and asset division; to date, while pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more common in the Maldives, they are still rarely established prior to marriage, and women in the islands continue to have limited awareness of their rights in marriage. Consultations for this Report reveal that the 'pre-marriage’ counselling required for all couples by law. However, the concept is not well understood by the couples. At present, a more comprehensive package for delivering this session is being developed." (34)(NF - CODER COMMENT - Marriages cannot occur unless both...more
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan

"In recent years, serious attention has been paid to eradicating such relics of the past as the holding of multi-day and costly family events (weddings, wakes, etc.), which lead to great economic difficulties and material expenditure and have a negative impact on the standard of living primarily of poor, large families. Streamlining family ceremonies and preventing inequality between different families has been widely discussed in society, leading to the adoption by the Senate on 14 September 2019 of regulations governing the procedure for weddings, family celebrations, anniversaries and memorial ceremonies, which from 1 January 2020 include new rules for holding the above events without waste, taking into account the national...more
Jan. 7, 2022, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"'All people have the right to their personal and family privacy and to their good name, and the State must respect them and ensure that they are respected.' Therefore is unconstitutional in Colombia that there is a Law that regulate how much money one can invest in a marriage or the number of guests" (1).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"No there are no laws limiting wedding costs, number of guests, etc" (1).
Jan. 30, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"After the June and July Boko Haram attacks, the ministry often denied permission for large gatherings, including social events such as weddings and funerals" (11).
Feb. 26, 2016, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-6

"On behalf of Fight Against Dowry Advocacy Network (FADAN), I dare to ask the Government of Pakistan, all legislators, powerful donor groups interested in the development of a liberal society, and elite feminists, activists, and advocates of human rights, and child, youth, and women’s rights that for how long:...Will dowry demands and lavish weddings be endorsed in the name of culture and custom and not considered cognizable crimes?"(para 6,10)."Therefore, the law about dowry prohibition and austerity in weddings is a must. It must touch all three forms of justice; i.e. corrective justice, distributive justice, and justice in the social norms and practices of society"(para 14)."Those who are against the idea...more