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Tunisia: Parliament Should Back Gender Equality in Inheritance

Expand A Tunisian woman holds up a flag during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in Tunis March 8, 2014.  (Tunis) – Tunisia’s parliament should take the landmark step of granting women equal rights in inheritance, Human Rights Watch said today. President Beji Caid Essebsi formally submitted a draft law to parliament on November 28, 2018, asking for urgent action on the measure. The draft law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on November 23, would amend the 1956 Code of Personal Status, which provides that men would normally inherit twice the share that women inherit,…

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