CONCLUSION OF MARRIAGE


CONCLUSION OF MARRIAGE  

Section 1. General Article 1. – Various Forms of Marriage. 1) Marriage may be concluded before an officer of civil status. 2) Notwithstanding the provision of Sub-Article (1) of this Article, marriage may be concluded in accordance with the religion or custom of the future spouses. Article 2. – Marriage Concluded before an Officer of Civil Status. Marriage shall be deemed to be concluded before an officer of civil status when a man and a woman have appeared before an officer of civil status for the purpose of concluding marriage and the officer of civil status has accepted their respective consent. Article 3. – Religious Marriage. Religious marriage shall take place when a man and a woman have performed such acts or rites as deemed to constitute a valid marriage by their religion or the religion of one of them. Article 4. – Marriage According to Custom. Marriage according to custom shall take place when a man and a woman have performed such rites as deemed to constitute a valid marriage by the custom of the community in which they live or by the custom of the community to which they belong or to which one of them belongs. Article 5. – Marriage Celebrated Abroad. Marriage celebrated abroad in accordance with the law of the place of celebration shall be valid in Ethiopia so long as does not contravene public moral.