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Parliament OKs bill for family court in each Kuwaiti Governorate

National Assembly session
National Assembly session
KUWAIT, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- The National Assembly on Tuesday approved a bill amending some articles of the family court law (12/2015), essentially paving way for establishing a court for settling family issues in each of the country's six governorates In the non-written voting, 42 MPs voted in favor of the bill and three disapproved, out of the 45 present lawmakers.
The balloting took place as the MPs examined a report by the parliamentary legal and legislative affairs committee with respect of the proposed modifications.
The amendments, essentially, stipulate forming a family court in each of the country's six governorates. Headquarters for these tribunals are to be established in less than two years since effecting the relevant law.
A center will established in each governorate; to be affiliated to the court, and tasked with settling family disputes, protecting individuals from violence and abuse. (end) jy.rk