Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting Married in The Gambia

Marriage in Gambia is regulated by either customary, Shari'a (Muslim), or general law.

Customary law is reserved for all non-Muslims and covers inheritance, land tenure, tribal and clan leadership, as well as other relationships.

Shari'a law is primarily for Muslims and covers marriage and divorce.

General law is based on British law.