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Opinion Paper on the Recent Regulations Granting Marriage Permission to those between 15 and 18 years of age

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Upon the issuance of the new regulation regarding the granting of marriage permissions, a great media fuss has occurred amid subsequent misunderstanding of the matter. This has led us to highlight the most prominent challenges and set forth recommendations in order to illustrate such regulations in a detailed and comprehensive manner. The foregoing was established on the basis of justice, equality, support and advocacy of all efforts directed to generate the development of official and non-official entities for the devotion to the highest principles of human rights, and further our everlasting pursuit to apply an accurate understanding of respective regulation and clarification to such an issue. Moreover, we are trying to eliminate any difficulties and challenges that may be witnessed once regulations have been applied on the ground. Since children are the leaders of tomorrow, they are our main concern for a better future and security in a way that suits our country’s leadership directives, the Jordanian constitution and child rights agreement. It is important to refer herein to challenges that may be raised in dealing with the most vulnerable children, especially refugees and others who are separated from their families.

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