Germany Moves To Ban Child Marriages After Finding 1500 Cases Among Refugees

Germany Moves To Ban Child Marriages After Finding 1500 Cases Among Refugees

The German government agreed on a proposal Wednesday to outlaw child marriages after finding more than 1,500 cases of immigrant minors having adult spouses. The Central Register of Foreign Nationals has documented a surge in child marriages in recent years. As of July 2016, 1,500 minors of non-German background were registered as married, including 361 under the age of 14.

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