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هيئة سعودية توصي بمنع الزواج قبل الـ18

هيئة سعودية توصي بمنع الزواج قبل الـ18
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Saudi Arabia's human rights commission on Sunday recommended a speedy passage of an 18-year-old marriage law that would prevent the underage.

The Human Rights Commission, a government institution established in the Kingdom in 2005, said it had studied with a number of authorities the negative effects of early marriage (under 18), noting that the child protection system carried the parents of those under the age of 18 or their caregivers. Responsibility to raise him and ensure his rights, and work to provide care for him, and protect him from abuse and neglect.

Age below 18 is a childhood phase, according to local regulations and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Saudi Arabia is a party.

"The enactment of such a law will strengthen the protection of the right to form and tolerate family building so as to maintain the continuity of married life and live in peace."

She pointed out that the studies proved that early marriage has negative physical and psychological effects, and noted the need for physical and mental completeness of the couple, so that marriage does not pose a threat to them, so as to ensure its social, psychological and physical eligibility, and promotes psychological and social parity between spouses.

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