New Saudi civil laws to include minimum age limit on marriages: Justice Minister

SourceAl Arabiya
CountrySaudi Arabia

New reforms to Saudi Arabia’s civil laws will include the setting of a minimum age on marriages for both genders and granting women more marital contract rights, according to the Kingdom’s Minister for Justice. “For the Personal Status Law, perhaps the most prominent general features are the setting of a minimum age for marriage for both parties, as well consolidating the consideration of a woman's will in all aspects of the marriage contract in addition to childcare rights and interests of the child,” Saudi Justice Minister Dr. Walid bin Mohammed al-Samani. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Monday four new laws to reform the Kingdom’s judicial institutions and efforts toward improving the “legislative environment” in the Kingdom, according to an official announcement. The four new laws include the Personal Status Law, the Civil Transactions Law, the Penal Code for Discretionary Sentences, and the Law more...