Freeing Women From Polygamy In 1968

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Whether sent by mistake to their online subscribers or as a reminder that The Law Commission holds some fascinating pieces of history in its archives, a pioneering consultation from 1968 on Polygamy which landed in our inbox, is our post of the day.

From the different types of polygamy encountered (there were four), to the leading case at the time called Hyde v Hyde, the consultation takes you through a ground breaking moment in human rights and family law. It was also ahead of its time – it attempts to protect Muslim women living in England,  married into polygamous marriages under Islamic Law, with cultural sensitivity and grace.

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The consultation looks at the limits of the leading case in the context of women’s and children’s rights, circumstances in which polygamy could be recognised and highlights the tricky entanglements that came into play when parties tried to divorce.

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