early marriage

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Definition

Marriage of individuals whose level of physical, emotional, sexual and psychosocial development makes them unable to freely and fully consent to marriage. 

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Source(s)

(1) CEDAW and CRC Committees (2014). Documents used by the committees’ members in the drafting of the Joint General Recommendation/General Comment No 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and No 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices. Available at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CEDAW/Pages/Recommendations.aspx;

(2) Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) & Women for Women’s Human Rights (New Ways) (2013). Submission to OHCHR regarding preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage.

URI: https://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1094