Scope of Application
The provisions of this resolution shall apply to requests for permission to enter into early marriage that are submitted by non-Muslims citizens, in which there are no specific rules to regulate their sect nor religion.
The marriage of a person who has become emancipated without reaching the age of majority shall not be authorized except in accordance with the regulations provided for in this resolution.
A committee shall be established by decision of the Minister of Justice or the head of the local judiciary to consider applications for marriage authorization for persons who have reached an age of maturity but did not reach the age of majority, to interview the suitor, and the stakeholder, and to Prepare a comprehensive report on the appropriateness of granting permission to marry.
While preforming its task, the committee shall communicate with the parents, and coordinate with the Judge as required.
The Committee shall be bound by several controls, among them:
- The submission of medical certificates by both fiancés proving that puberty is complete, and physical integrity of the fiancée from pregnancy and childbearing.
- Ensure the personal approval of the concerned party, proving that she is not forced to marry the suitor.
- Ensure that the fiancée is qualified to assume marital duties and is fully aware of the burdens and consequences of marriage.
- The submission of evidence by the suitor proving his ability to carry all financial expenses and adequate housing.
The chairman of the committee shall issue his decision permitting or rejecting the marriage based on the opinion reached by the committee's report, and he may - before issuing his decision - instruct the committee to fulfill what he deems necessary for the validity of the decision on the application presented to it.