International Journal of Law


ISSN: 2455-2194

Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Eequality in marriage and family life in kurdistan regional government- Iraq

Author(s): Nishtiman Othman Mohammed, Kameran Hussein Al-Salihi
Abstract: The importance of family is recognized by international and national laws. It is the basic unit of societies and the initial unit where every individual is readied for social life. Accordingly, we should realize the significance of having a healthy family life. Such healthy family life requires having mutual respect between parents and also complete equality. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, in significant way, is an impression of humanity’s conscience and cognition about what requires to establishing decent social life worldwide. Practically, Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, demands complete legal and practical measures by States Parties to eliminate legal or otherwise barrier that deny equality for women and men in all matters related to marriage and family relations. Our research here attempts to examine the degree of compliance of the Iraqi and Kurdistan governments with these demands, considering that Iraq and by implication Kurdistan are parties to Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. Moreover, we have tried to examine the reasons for failure and the possible motivations that render Iraq unwilling to comply. The finding of the research is that Iraq and Kurdistan have come a long way to meeting Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women demand but not completely.
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