About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Controversy in France over annulled marriage

A political and social controversy is raging in France after the courts annulled a marriage on the grounds that the wife had lied about her virginity to her husband, a Muslim convert. The issue has sparked a debate about the courts there introducing sharia law by the back door.

Marcel Berlins has written a piece explaining the background to the case on The Guardian website

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