Turkey: Bill Authorizing Muftis to Perform Civil Marriages and Amending Civil Registration Rules

(Oct. 2, 2017) On July 25, 2017, the Turkish federal government sent draft regulations to the Grand National Setting up (Turkey’s parliament) having a controversial provision that would certainly provide muftis – – Sunni civil slaves employed in the nation’s

European Union: National Legislation Prohibiting Extension of Probationary Period for Civil Servants on Parental Leave Ruled Incompatible with EU Law

(Oct. 4, 2017) On September 7, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the arrangement of the Civil Service Act of the German state of Berlin that prohibited expansion of the two-year probationary duration of a civil slave

Tunisia: Government Lifts Ban on Inter-Religious Marriages

(Sept. 19, 2017) On September 14, 2017, the Tunisian federal government lifted a restriction on inter-religious marriages between Muslim Tunisian females and non-Muslim men. ( Tunisia Lifts Ban on Muslim Ladies Weding Non-Muslims, AL JAZEERA (Sept. 14, 2017).) This action

Israel: High Court Rejects Petition to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

(Sept. 11, 2017) On August 31, 2017, Israel’s High court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, with one voice rejected a request by Israel’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual as well as transgender) Job Force and also individual petitioners. Petitioners

El Salvador: Legislative Assembly Approves Ban on Marriage of Minors

(Aug. 30, 2017) On August 17, 2017, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a change of the Household Code that bans marriage of minors. The modification was taken on in the consequences of a positive point of view on

Portugal: New Law Further Regulates Surrogate Pregnancy

(Aug. 14, 2017) On July 31, 2017, the Government of Portugal passed Regulatory Decree No. 6 to more manage surrogate maternity (gestaçã& #xE 7;ã&#xE 3; o de substitui & #xE 7; & #xE 3; o), which  is governed by Legislation