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Nadia Sonneveld

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164842

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001

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Maintenance and Obedience: A History of Personal Status Law in Egypt

Maintenance and Obedience: A History of Personal Status Law in Egypt

(p.17) 1 Maintenance and Obedience: A History of Personal Status Law in Egypt
Khul' Divorce in Egypt

Nadia Sonneveld

American University in Cairo Press

Discusses the issues in the film Uridu halan which, according to informants, aroused most empathy and acted as a catalyst for publicly exposing issues surrounding the reform of personal status law. Focuses on the evolution of the maintenance-obedience relationship in Egypt, from the early 1920s when the first codified personal status law codes were introduced, until the introduction and implementation of Egypt's first law of the new millennium, the khul' law of 2000.

Keywords:   Personal status law, Nasser, Grounds for divorce, Nasser era gender equality, Women's rights, Personal status law, Sadat, Infitah, Group of Seven, Ottoman khul'

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