Lower House rejects proposal to drop non-Muslim female guardian's right to child custody

Jordan

Published: 2018-12-11 12:33

Last Updated: 2018-12-11 13:59


A Sharia Judge will have the final say in whether the child will remain in the custody of their female guardian. (Divorced Moms)
A Sharia Judge will have the final say in whether the child will remain in the custody of their female guardian. (Divorced Moms)
Roya News Source

The Jordanian House of Representatives has rejected a draft proposal on Tuesday, December 11, to drop non-Muslim female guardians’ right to the custody of a child who is over the age of seven.

Article 172 of an Interim Bill of the Civil Status Law discussed the proposal at the Lower House, which stipulated that “Non-Muslim female guardians should not be entitled to the custody of a child who has exceeded the age of seven.”

Advisor to the Chief Justice, Ashraf al-Omari, said that a Sharia Judge will have the final say in whether the child will remain in the custody of their female guardian.