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Tracing the Development of the Tunisian 1956 Code of Personal Status

@article{Khedher2017TracingTD,
  title={Tracing the Development of the Tunisian 1956 Code of Personal Status},
  author={R. Khedher},
  journal={Journal of international women's studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={30-37}
}
  • R. Khedher
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of international women's studies
Tunisia has a unique set of family law codes that continue to operate from 1956 to the present day. The 1956 Code of Personal Status deals with crucial issues such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, alimony, child custody and adoption. The enactment of this code and Tunisian women’s emancipation and its uniqueness in the Arab Muslim world can be attributed to a combination of various historical, political and social factors: the country’s ‘so-called’ homogeneity, its particular colonial… Expand
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