Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Impact of Discriminatory Personal Laws

This Memorandum discusses the impact of personal laws on the treatment of child marriage within Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s antiquated personal laws relating to marriage fail to protect children,reinforce support for early marriage, and directly contradict statutory law in Bangladesh. Examining Bangladesh’s current legal framework highlights the problematic influence that discriminatory personal laws have on the fulfillment of national and international obligations concerning child marriage.

Year 

2013

Author 

Leigh Blomgren, Women and Justice Fellow, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice

Avon Center work product 

ID 

727