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Egypt trains marriage registrars to investigate divorces

The Justice Ministry and Dar al-Iftaa organized training sessions for marriage registrars to investigate cases of verbal divorce before its official authentication in a bid to reduce the high divorce rates.
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CAIRO — The Egyptian Justice Ministry, in cooperation with Dar al-Iftaa, held a training program last month for authorized marriage registrars, known as mazouns, including instructions on how to investigate verbal divorce petitions before their official authentication.

Under religious laws, a Muslim man in Egypt can divorce his wife by merely stating, "I hereby divorce you." The divorce is then officially notarized. If the oral declaration of divorce takes place in front of the authorized person and is immediately notarized, the divorce cannot be rescinded.

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