A draft of a law to imprisonment the customary marriage couples as well as witness in Egypt
In an attempt to reduce the spread of the phenomenon of customary marriages between young men and women, made Ebtisam Habib, a member of the People''s Assembly and the Chairperson of the interest of the previous month, the real estate bill to imprison-law couples and fined large fines. She pointed out that the aim of these fines is to be a deterrent for them to refrain from this type of marriage, so as not to turn into a game in the hands of another.
She said more study and explore the view of social research confirmed the arrival rates of the customary marriage between students and university students to unprecedented numbers, some at about 30% of the total number of young men and women, as well as the use of customary marriages as a way to escape from some of the legal benefits, such as the use of some of the women him, to keep their pension from their deceased husbands, which depends levirate law once, but the customary marriage comes as allow them to marry at the same time maintain a pension, whether a widow or daughter of the deceased owed to the pension. The MP said that the law contains some provisions of the Act to amend the documentation to meet the documented cases of absenteeism in the Egyptian marriage contracts between or among the Egyptians, Arabs and foreigners, where the proposed law shall be parties to the marriage martial to imprisonment for a term of not less than a year and a fine of not less than one thousand pounds and not more than ten thousand pounds or one of them. She added that the new law clerk and the witnesses shall be a contract of marriage is not documented in accordance with the provisions of the Act or in accordance with the rules authorized by a decision of the Minister of Justice. The proposed law required the couple to provide a medical certificate from a government approved and specified by the minister of justice, health, the couple is free of hereditary diseases.