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Child Bride Legally Married Under Sharia Law, German Judge Rules

Child Bride Legally Married Under Sharia Law, German Judge Rules

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
11/06/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A regional German court has recognised as valid the marriage of a 14-year-old Syrian girl to her 20-year-old cousin, despite the legal age for marriage in Germany being 16. The case represents a landmark ruling, with the Federal Court set to adjudicate on the implications for the country as a whole.