AG moving on child marriage law

He said while Cabinet did not discuss this matter yesterday, the “AG has been moving with the drafts people on legislation to have this done as expeditiously as possible.” Reminding reporters that Al-Rawi spent nearly three hours speaking on this issue on Wednesday, Young reiterated, “He is moving the legislation which has to go through a process before it comes to Cabinet.” The minister added, “We are aware as a Government of the general consensus with respect to the age in relation to child marriages.” On Wednesday, Al-Rawi said there were 548 child marriages over the last decade. The AG also reported that 764 teen abortions were conducted on girls between the ages of 13 and 19 at the country’s public hospitals between 2011 and 2015. There is a Marriage Amendment Bill listed on the Government’s legislative agenda for the 2019-2020 period but Al-Rawi said it will be brought forward.


"AG moving on child marriage law"

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