INDONESIA: Court Decision Benefits Millions Of “Illegitimate” Children

The Constitutional court repealed a section of the 1974 Marriage Law that stipulate children born outside of marriage can only have civil ties with their mother and their mother’s family.   This means that children born out of wedlock can now claim inheritance from their fathers.  This ruling was considered a victory for women and children.

 

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