Question: What is the legal age of marriage in Ethiopia?

Although the Ethiopian constitution explicitly states that “marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses” and the minimum legal age for marriage is 18 for both boys and girls, the laws are not always enforced.

What is the youngest girl to get married?

Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (age 12), was betrothed in a wedding contract at age 8-days-old, she was officially married at the age of twelve in 1476, to her cousin Louis, Duke of Orléans (aged 14).

Can two foreigners get married in Ethiopia?

In Customary marriage, husband and wife can be nationals or foreigners. The marriage will be accepted only if there is no objection from family members, relatives or any other person who states a lawful obstacle in the marriage.

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