The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for MARR-LAW-7

May 1, 2023, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"You cannot get married or declare a stable de facto union: a) Children and adolescents under sixteen years of age; b) With a third person, who are in a stable, duly recognized common-law union and the people united by marriage bond; c) Anyone who lacks mental capacity that makes it impossible to unequivocally express their will to give your consent; d) Ascendants and descendants and other collateral relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity; and e) Persons convicted of authorship and participation in the crime of intentional homicide of one of the spouses and intends to enter into a marriage or declared stable de facto union with him or...more
May 1, 2023, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, and brothers and sisters are forbidden to marry in the Netherlands, although a dispensation may be granted if the partners are adopted siblings."
May 1, 2023, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"172. Prohibition of concluding marriage in prohibited degree of relationship: (1) Except as otherwise customarily practiced, no person shall conclude, or cause to be concluded, marriage with one who is within the prohibited degree of relationship by consanguinity or affinity."
May 1, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"However it is acceptable for cousins to marry. It is also acceptable for a person to marry their dead or divorced spouse’s brother or sister."
May 1, 2023, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"ARTICLE 33 (Relative impediments) They are also diriments, preventing the intermarriage of the people they respect, the following impediments: a) kinship in the straight line; b) kinship up to the third degree of the collateral line; c) the affinity in the straight line; d) the bond of the de facto union that linked one of the betrothed to the relative in the direct line of the other; e) the previous conviction of one of the spouses, as author or accomplice, for intentional homicide, even if not consummated, against the spouse of the other or the person with whom you live in a de facto union."
May 1, 2023, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 36. Prohibited degrees of blood kinship relations, including a man’s ancestors, ascendants, and descendants. Article 37. Forbidden degrees of kinship by marriage, including the wives’ ascendants at the moment the marriage contract is concluded and their descendants if the marriage has been consummated with the mother, as well as the lineal paternal wives and the direct filial wives at the time of the marriage contract’s conclusion."
May 1, 2023, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 9. Impediments to marriage. The following circumstances shall be contemplated as Impediments to marriage...if applicants are te immediate relatives."
May 1, 2023, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 15. The circumstances interfering marriage (1) marriage is not allowed between: a) persons from whom at least one is married; b) relatives in a straight line to the fourth knee inclusive, the brothers, sisters including having general the father or mother; c) the adoptive father and adopted; d) the adoptive father's relative in a straight line to the second knee inclusive and adopted; e) the custodian and the minor who is under its guardianship during guardianship; f) persons, concerning at least one of which establish measure of judicial protection (temporary protection, guardianship or guardianship) and there is no permission required by the law for marriage; g) persons condemned to...more
April 30, 2023, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

For genetic reasons, the law prohibits marriage between blood relatives. This prohibition knows the parameters: the first of a radical prohibition is that of blood relatives in a straight line without limitation of degree. This eliminates incest problems. the other, within a zone of tolerance, is dispensable: marriage between blood relatives in the unequal collateral line (eg, between uncles and nephews). the sanction, therefore, is of different intensity. For genetic reasons, the law prohibits marriage between blood relatives.
April 30, 2023, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"151. In the direct line, marriage is prohibited between all ascendants and descendants legitimate or natural, and the allies in the same line. 152. In the collateral line, marriage is prohibited between the legitimate brother and sister. 153. Marriage is still prohibited between uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, that the relationship either legitimate or natural."
April 30, 2023, 8 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"The legal system of Mauritania is a mix of French civil law and Sharia Law. "
April 30, 2023, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"A marriage contracted between persons either of whom isincapable of contracting by reason of infirmity of mind, whetherinterdicted or not, shall be void. (1) A marriage contracted between -(a) an ascendant and a descendant in the direct line;(b) siblings, whether of the full or half blood;(c) persons related by affinity in the direct line; or(d) the adopter and the adopted person or a descendant, or the spouse, of the adopted person"
April 30, 2023, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 289: Marriage is prohibited between: the son and the mother; brother and sister; father and daughter; the uncle and the niece in direct line and in the 1st degree; the paternal or maternal nephew and aunt; the man and the woman who breastfed him; the man and the daughter of the woman who breastfed him; the man and the paternal or maternal aunts of his nurse; the husband and the children of his nurse's daughter; the man and his wife's mother; the man and the former wife of his son; the man and the former wife of his father; the man and his wife's daughter born from another marriage;...more
April 30, 2023, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"A person shall contract a marriage with a person who by rules of Shariah is not prohibited from marrying him."
April 30, 2023, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"(1) No person shall marry his or her grandparent, parent, child or grandchild, sister or brother, great-aunt or great-uncle, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, great-niece or great-nephew, as the case may be: Provided that nothing in this subsection shall prohibit any person who is a Hindu from marrying under Hindu law or custom his sister’s daughter (niece) or her mothers’s brother (uncle). (2) No person shall marry the grandparent or parent, child or grandchild of his or her spouse or former spouse. (3) No person shall marry the former spouse of his or her grandparent or parent, child or grandchild."
April 30, 2023, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

(CODER COMMENT- ERD: First cousins, but not second cousins are listed as prohibited degrees of kindred and affinity in section 15)
April 30, 2023, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 20 Blood relatives in the same line may not stipulate a marriage (grandfather, grandmother, mother, father and grandchildren), as well as biological brothers and sisters, brother and sister by father, i.e. by mother, uncle and his brother’s nephew, uncle and his sister’s child, aunt and her brother’s child, aunt and her sister’s child, nor first cousins."
April 30, 2023, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Incest is illegal in Madagascar. According to Art. 335.3 - Any sexual relationship between close relatives or relatives up to the 3rd degree inclusive, in a direct or collateral line, the marriage of which is prohibited by law or any sexual abuse committed by the father or mother or another ascendant or a person having parental authority over a child is called incest. Incest is punishable by forced labor in time if it was committed on the person of a child."
April 30, 2023, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

Marriage to relations to the 3rd degree (parents, siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews) is illegal.
April 30, 2023, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 3.17. Prohibition to contract marriage between close relatives. Marriage between parents and children, adopters and adoptees grandparents and grandchildren, real or foster-brothers and real or foster-sisters, cousins, uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews shall be prohibited."
April 30, 2023, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"No marriage shall be contracted between persons one or both of whom has a spouse still living; not between an ancestor and a descendent, a brother and a sister or either the whole or halfblood, an uncle and niece or an aunt and nephew, or fist cousins and this prohibition shall apply whether the proscribed relatives are legitimate or illegitimate."
April 30, 2023, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"No persons may intermarry who are related within the forbidden degrees of relationship, that is to say who are related - (a) 'in the direct ascending or descending line, or (b) in the collateral line by being cttildren of the same person, or by one being a child and another a grandchild or more remote descendant of the same person: Provided that any legal provision to the contrary not withstanding it shall be lawful for"
April 30, 2023, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"In Lebanon, civil marriage is forbidden. Religious authorities control marriage, divorce, and where children live after divorce, and there are 15 religious court systems, each with different rules."
April 22, 2023, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Marriage is prohibited between close blood relatives in a direct line (parents, grandparents, children, etc.), brothers and sisters, as well as between half-brothers and half-sisters…In Latvia, you can marry certain more distant relatives such as a cousin, parent-in-law and child-in-law."
April 22, 2023, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 151 Criteria of marriage. Marriage will be prohibited in the following cases: 1. The couple is the same gender; 2. Individuals from the same bloodline such as parents, paternal and maternal grandparents upwards with children, grandchildren downwards, between adoptive parents and adopted children, between stepparents and stepchildren, between adoptive children and offspring’s, between siblings, between uncles or aunts with nieces and nephews."
April 22, 2023, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Conversely, a man and a woman whose parents are related as sisters—such cousins are known as bölö—are allowed to marry, and occasionally do so, although people who know of biological genetics sometimes argue against this."
April 22, 2023, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"In addition, family law is unique due to the fact that it is the only law based on the Shari'a, while other laws have been adopted from various foreign countries, whether Middle Eastern or Western (mainly from France)."
April 22, 2023, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 21. Consanguinity (1) Persons related by blood in a direct blood line (consanguinity) or indirect blood line (kin), such as a brother and a sister from the same father and mother, father’s and mother’s sister and brother, uncle (mother’s brother) and niece, aunt (father’s sister) and nephew, children of mother’s and father’s sisters and brothers from the same mother and father (nephews and nieces), as well as sisters’ and brothers’ children of the same mother and father, shall not enter into wedlock. (2) This also applies for brothers and sisters from one mother or father as well as if the relationship has ceased to exist because of an adoption"more
April 22, 2023, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"It is forbidden permanently, due to relative kinship, to marry a person to: a. Its origin, even if it is high. b. branch, even if it goes down. c. The descendants of one or both parents, even if they descend. d.The first class is from the branches of his grandfathers or grandmothers."
April 22, 2023, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 734. No marriage may be effected between lineal relatives by blood, nor between collateral relatives by blood up to the third degree of relationship; however, this shall not apply between an adopted child and any of the collateral relatives by blood on the side of the adoptive relatives."