SAUDI ARABIA

Ministry of Justice bans marriage under 18

December 23, 2019
Ministry of Justice.
Ministry of Justice.



RIYADH — Ministry of Justice has prohibited marriage of persons under 18 years while setting 18 years as the minimum age for marriage.

Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Walid Al-Samaani issued a circular to all courts stressing the banning of marriage for persons under 18 years.

All such requests are to be referred to the specialized court to complete the formalities in line with the Child Protection Law and while implementing the established regulations.

Al-Samaani’s directives are based on paragraph (16/3) of the executive regulations of the Child Protection Law, which says “before conducting marriage contracts one has to make sure that marrying a person under the age of 18 will not harm him or her and achieve their best interests, male or female.” — SG

December 23, 2019
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