The legal status of women on marriage and divorce under the civil law / Nor Azni Abas

Abas, Nor Azni (1985) The legal status of women on marriage and divorce under the civil law / Nor Azni Abas. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

History has shown that woman obtains no rights on marriage.She has no legal rights and in fact she was once considered as a chattel of her husband. A wife could not even own a property of her own, everything that belongs to her, on marriage passes to her husband. Formerly a husband was entitled to compel his wife to carry out her duty to live with him. This duty could be carried out by force if required and the wife could be sent to prison for failing to obey a court order that she should return. Nowdays this does not apply, rot if a wife leaves her husband she runs the risk of losing her right to financial support. She cannot, however, be forced to return to him. In the case of R V JackSon Mrs. Jackson was dragged from her carriage by Mr. Jacksou and an accomplice and imprisoned in her husbands house. A relative sucessfully applied for the writ of habeas corpus to release her and so finally

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Item Type: Student Project
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Abas, Nor AzniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KBP Islamic law. Sharī'ah. Fiqh
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Diploma in Law
Item ID: 27873
Uncontrolled Keywords: The legal status , women on marriage , divorce under the civil law
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/27873

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