Child marriage in Focus


  
Abstract

  The Azerbaijani law defines the age of marriage for boys at 18 and for girls at 17. In special circumstances, this age can be lowered to 17 and 16 respectively, something that creates a contradiction with the CRC. To make it worse, the decision to lower the age of marriage is taken not by courts, as in many other countries, but by local executive authorities. This newsletter was created to raise awareness of UNICEF activities in Azerbaijan (Extract).

Source
http://www.unicef.org/azerbaijan/UNICEF_Newsletter_Apr-June.pdf
Author

Unicef

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

admin@khubmarriage18.org

Year Of Publication

2009