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The Current Debate on the Moroccan Family Code Mudawwanat al-Usra in Morocco


Nour-Aissaoui, Karima (2020). The Current Debate on the Moroccan Family Code Mudawwanat al-Usra in Morocco. Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL), 8(1):77-85.

Abstract

The Mudawwana (Moroccan family code) entered into application in February 2004. Fifteen years after its implementation, this legislation has attracted a growing level of criticism from civil society (feminist movements, human rights associations, etc.). The beginnings of reforming the Mudawwana are being felt, offering an urgently needed correction to its shortcomings. But the sensitivity of this thorny subject entails a need for consensus among various components of society. This article will consider the current state of discussion concerning the Mudawwana, while at the same time drawing up, in detail, the most glaring problems entailed by this personal status code in terms of its understanding and interpretation of laws, and also highlighting the most important demands of feminist movements.

Abstract

The Mudawwana (Moroccan family code) entered into application in February 2004. Fifteen years after its implementation, this legislation has attracted a growing level of criticism from civil society (feminist movements, human rights associations, etc.). The beginnings of reforming the Mudawwana are being felt, offering an urgently needed correction to its shortcomings. But the sensitivity of this thorny subject entails a need for consensus among various components of society. This article will consider the current state of discussion concerning the Mudawwana, while at the same time drawing up, in detail, the most glaring problems entailed by this personal status code in terms of its understanding and interpretation of laws, and also highlighting the most important demands of feminist movements.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) > Archive > 8/2020 > Articles
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:13 May 2020 16:34
Last Modified:27 Oct 2021 12:09
Publisher:Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies (CIMELS), University of Zurich
ISSN:1664-5707
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.ejimel.uzh.ch
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/186936/
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  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)