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Aug. 31, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Consanguineous marriages are widely practiced in afghan population" (para 3).
June 22, 2023, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Niger
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"Article 161. In direct line marriage is prohibited between all legitimate or natural ascendants and descendants and allies of the same line. Article 162. In collateral line, marriage is prohibited between the brother and the legitimate or natural sister. It is between allies in the same degree when the marriage which produced the covenant has been dissolved by divorce."
June 22, 2023, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
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"Article (24): A person is prohibited from lineage, his ascendants, descendants, and their women, and the offspring of his parents and the first degree of the lineage of his grandparents and grandmothers, and the lone and ascendants of his wife"
June 22, 2023, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
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"Article 51: "Marriage between ascendants and descendants or between affinities in a straight line is not allowed or valid." Article 52: " Marriage between siblings is not allowed or valid."Article 53: “Marriage between uncles and nephews, or between uncles and the descendants of nephews, is not allowed."
June 22, 2023, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
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(ERD-CODER COMMENT: No where in the marriage law does it mention the prohibited degrees of kinship in marriage which means that it is highly likely that first cousins could marry without restriction.)
June 22, 2023, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
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"Article 91. 4º.- Relationship in a straight line by consanguinity or affinity, be it legitimate or natural. 5º.- In the transversal line, the relationship between legitimate brothers or natural."
June 22, 2023, 6:08 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
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"There is no legal restriction on the marriage of first cousins."
June 22, 2023, 6:02 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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"Marriage shall not be established between siblings, or with children, grandchildren, or uncles."
June 22, 2023, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
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"The Marriage Act and the Marriage of Africans Act shall cease to apply to the celebration of marriages between persons both of whom profess the Mohammedan religion, and neither of whom is a party to an existing marriage, under or declared valid by those Acts, with any person other than a Mohammedan. All marriages between persons professing the Mohammedan religion, and all divorces from such marriages celebrated or given according to the rites and observances of the Mohammedan religion customary and usual among the tribe or sect in which the marriage or divorce takes place, shall be valid and registered as provided in this Act."
June 22, 2023, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
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"Article 20. Circumstances hindering marriage marriage between: 1) persons, at least one of which, at the time of filing an application is already in another registered marriage; 2) relatives in the direct ascending and descending lines, between siblings and half-siblings, as well as between parents"
June 22, 2023, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 129 of the Turkish Civil Code also says marriage between relatives of second degree, including adopted children, is forbidden."
June 22, 2023, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 15. Is prohibited, the marriage of the man with his ascendants and descendants, with her sisters and the infinite descendants of her brothers and sisters, with her aunts, great-aunts and great-great-aunts."
June 22, 2023, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
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"If any persons to any marriage are within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity according to the law of England in force on 30th August 1962 the marriage of such persons shall be null and void."
June 22, 2023, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Togo
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"Art. 54- Marriage is prohibited between relatives: (1) in direct line, at all levels, (2) in collateral line, between brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew,... Art. 55 Marriage is prohibited between cousins ​​up to the fourth degree"
June 22, 2023, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
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14. Prohibited relationships (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, as the case may be. (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.
June 22, 2023, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
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"According to the adopted amendments to the Law 'On state registration of acts of civil status', henceforth prohibited marriages between cousins and second cousins and sisters."
June 22, 2023, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Syria
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"Civil and criminal cases are heard in secular courts, while the Sharia courts handle personal, family, and religious matters in cases between Muslims or between Muslims and non-Muslims." (ERD- CODER COMMENT: Given this information it can be assumed that first cousins can marry each other)
June 22, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
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"Art. 95 1 Marriage between lineal relatives and between siblings or half-siblings, whether related to each other by parentage or adoption, is prohibited."
June 22, 2023, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
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"Persons who are related to one another in the direct ascending or descending line, for example father and daughter, may not marry. Nor may brothers and sisters of the full blood enter into marriage. However, following application, the county administrative board may grant permission to half brothers and sisters to marry each other."
June 22, 2023, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
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"6. (1) No persons related to one another within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity may marry. (2) The prohibited degrees of relationship by consanguinity are as follows — (a) no person may marry an ancestor; (b) no two persons related to one another in the collateral line may marry if either of them is related to the common ancestor in the first degree."
June 22, 2023, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
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"Marriage is forbidden between all persons who exist one another in the ascending and descending order descending line, torn by lawful, torn door on lawful birth, or by marriage; and in the sidelines between brother and sister, legal or illegitimate."
June 22, 2023, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
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"15. There shall be prohibited, for a person, by reason of affinity, to marry: (a) his ascendant even though being high; (b) his descendant even though being low. (c) descendants of one of, or both parents, even though being low; (d) first class of the direct descendants of his grandfathers."
June 22, 2023, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
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"16. No marriage shall be valid (a) where either party shall be directly descended from the other ; or (b) where the female shall be sister of the male either by the full or the half-blood, or the daughter of his brother or of his sister by the full or the half-blood, or a descendant from either of them, or daughter of his wife by another father, or his son’s or grandson’s or father’s or grandfather’s widow ; or (c) where the male shall be brother of the female either by the full or the half-blood, or the son of her brother or sister by the full or the half-blood,...more
June 20, 2023, 10:22 p.m.
Countries: Spain
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"Article 47 The following persons may also not marry each other: 1. Direct line relatives by consanguinity or adoption; 2. Collateral relatives by consanguinity up to the third degree"
June 20, 2023, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
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"Different ethnic groups have customary laws that may contradict national laws and that often discriminate against women." (ERD-CODER COMMENT: The laws of South Sudan were not accessible and it is reasonable to assume that the customary laws are recognized or prevail over any other marriage law that may govern the country)
June 20, 2023, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
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Article 11. Prohibition relating to affinity. For reasons of affinity, a person is prohibited from contracting marriage with: a) A woman who has been the wife of one of his descendants; b) A woman who has been the wife of one of his descendants; c) An ascendant of his wife; d) A descendant of his wife, if he has consumated the marriage with her; e) A descendant of a woman with whom he has had conjugal ...following an invalid contract of marriage.
June 20, 2023, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
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"I, A.B., of , do solemnly and sincerely declare that I believe there is no impediment or lawful objection by reason of any kindred or relationship, any former marriage, or want of consent of parents or guardians, or any other lawful cause, to my being married to C.D..."
June 20, 2023, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
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Article 21 Marriage may not be concluded between persons who are directly related, not brother and sister, half-brother and half-sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, and also not the children of brothers or sisters, half-brothers or sisters."
June 20, 2023, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
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"Article 10. Marriage cannot be contracted between ancestors and descendants and between siblings; the same applies on kinship established by adoption. In such a case, the court will decide, even without a proposal, that the marriage is invalid."
June 19, 2023, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

Kindred and Afficinty: Prohibited Degrees of Relationship. (1) Prohibited Relationship for Man (Man cannot marry any of the following persons): Mother, Daughter, Father's mother, Mother's mother, Son's mother, Son's daughter, Daughter's daughter, Sister, Wife's mother, Wife's daughter, Father's wife, Son's wife, Father's father's wife, Mother's father's wife, Wife's father's mother, Wife's mother's mother, Wife's son's daughter, Wife's daughter's daughter, Son's son's wife, Daughter's son's wife, Father's sister, Mother's sister, Brother's daughter, Sister's daughter. (2) Prohibited Relationship for Woman (Woman cannot marry any of the following persons): Father, Son, Father's father, Mother's father, Son's son, Daughter's son, Brother, Husband's father, Husband's son, Mother's husband, Daughter's husband, Father's mother's husband, Mother's mother's...more