Civil and political rights - Tunisia

Personal Status Code

20.10.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This text features the amendments made in 2012 to the Tunisian Personal Status Code enacted in 1956. It addresses many aspects that have direct effects on women’s lives (marriage, divorce, parentage, custody, succession and donations, etc.). Among the most progressive measures of the code are the abolition of polygamy and the non-authorisation of marriage without the mutual consent of husband and wife.


  • Type of publication : Legal text
  • Author : Gouvernement de la Tunisie
  • Publishing house : Government of Tunisia
  • Publication date : 2012
  • Number of pages : 171
  • Language : French


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