2017 Achievements

Amending the personal status law for the Druze

17 October 2017 – The personal status law issued 1948, which governs the private aspects of the Druze confession in Lebanon issued, was amended. These amendments covered several areas, including the age of maternal custody and the minimum age for marriage, among others. Article 15, for example, raised the age of maternal custody from seven years to 12 years for boys and from nine years to 14 years for girls, and Article 3 prohibits marriage for boys and girls until they reach the ages of 16 and 15, respectively.