The Law, Justice, and Development series is offered by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank to provide insights into aspects of law and justice that are relevant to the development process. Works in the series present new legal and judicial reform activities related to the World Bank’s work, as well as analyses of domestic and international law. The series is intended to be accessible to a broad audience as well as to legal practitioners.
The Compendium of International and
National Legal Framework on Child Marriage (‘the
Compendium’) provides a survey of the key international,
regional and national legal instruments as they relate to
the right to marry with the full and free consent of the
intending spouses and to the obligation for government to
take legislative measures to abolish child marriage. The
Compendium consists of topical chapters with jump links to
source documents, such as United Nations conventions,
regional treaties, national constitutions and legislations.