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Article: Legal status of polygamy
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The '''legal status of [[polygamy]]''' (also known as '''bigamy''' where forbidden) varies from country to country. A majority of the world's countries and nearly all of the world's developed nations do not permit polygamy, and there have been growing calls for the abolition of [[polygyny]] in many developing countries. In the countries which do not permit polygamy, a person who marries a person while still being lawfully married to another commits [[bigamy]]. In all cases, the second marriage is considered legally null and void. Besides the second and subsequent marriages being void, the bigamist is also liable to other penalties, which also vary between jurisdictions.
 
The '''legal status of [[polygamy]]''' (also known as '''bigamy''' where forbidden) varies from country to country. A majority of the world's countries and nearly all of the world's developed nations do not permit polygamy, and there have been growing calls for the abolition of [[polygyny]] in many developing countries. In the countries which do not permit polygamy, a person who marries a person while still being lawfully married to another commits [[bigamy]]. In all cases, the second marriage is considered legally null and void. Besides the second and subsequent marriages being void, the bigamist is also liable to other penalties, which also vary between jurisdictions.
   
Polygyny, the practice of one husband taking multiple wives, has been condemned as a form of human rights abuse. Many international human rights organisations, as well as women's rights groups in many countries, have called for its abolition.<ref>{{cite web|title=Equality of Rights Between Men and Women|url=http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/gencomm/hrcom28.htm|publisher=University of Minnesota Human Rights Library}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=POLYGYNY AS A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW|url=http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/poly/chap3.html|publisher=Department of Justice, Government of Canada}}</ref> In 2000, the [[United Nations Human Rights Committee]] considered polygamy (probably limited to polygyny) a violation of the internationally binding [[International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights]] (ICCPR) on the grounds that it violates the dignity of women, and recommended it be made illegal in all states.<ref>{{cite web|title=GENERAL COMMENTS ADOPTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE UNDER ARTICLE 40, PARAGRAPH 4, OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS|url=http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/0/13b02776122d4838802568b900360e80|publisher=United Nations Human Rights Website}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=OHCHR report|url=http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/docs/ngos/IHRLS_Chad_95.pdf|publisher=Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Report of the Human Rights Committee|url=http://www.ccprcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/A_63_40_Vol.I_E.pdf|publisher=United Nations General Assembly}}</ref>
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Polygamy is when you can have sex and kill all these wives. Many international human rights organisations, as well as women's rights groups in many countries, have called for its abolition.<ref>{{cite web|title=Equality of Rights Between Men and Women|url=http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/gencomm/hrcom28.htm|publisher=University of Minnesota Human Rights Library}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=POLYGYNY AS A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW|url=http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/poly/chap3.html|publisher=Department of Justice, Government of Canada}}</ref> In 2000, the [[United Nations Human Rights Committee]] considered polygamy (probably limited to polygyny) a violation of the internationally binding [[International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights]] (ICCPR) on the grounds that it violates the dignity of women, and recommended it be made illegal in all states.<ref>{{cite web|title=GENERAL COMMENTS ADOPTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE UNDER ARTICLE 40, PARAGRAPH 4, OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS|url=http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/0/13b02776122d4838802568b900360e80|publisher=United Nations Human Rights Website}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=OHCHR report|url=http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/docs/ngos/IHRLS_Chad_95.pdf|publisher=Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Report of the Human Rights Committee|url=http://www.ccprcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/A_63_40_Vol.I_E.pdf|publisher=United Nations General Assembly}}</ref>
   
 
==Countries that recognize polygamous marriages==
 
==Countries that recognize polygamous marriages==
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Saturday, the 24th of October 2015 at 05:05:13 PM
Status: Reported
Saturday, the 24th of October 2015 at 05:05:13 PM #101977
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