Pour la reconnaissance juridique des conjointes de fait en Côte d'Ivoire

Authors: Dibi, Aude
Advisor: Langevin, Louise
Abstract: The Ivorian family law does not recognize de facto relationships. Yet these relationships create families, whose most vulnerable members, namely women and children, are not protected by the law. These unions are often customary or religious marriages governed by gender discriminatory rules. Their non-recognition therefore has a definite disadvantage for de facto spouses, especially in the patriarchal family where inequality is directly or indirectly exercised. Indeed, this situation confirms with regard to de facto spouses a legal insecurity reinforced by the multiplicity of marriage law systems. But also, an economic insecurity when at the breakdown of the union, the financial precariousness which already characterizes theses unions, is accentuated by the absence of distribution of family resources, and the absence of a social safety net. This master thesis proposes an approach both pluralist and feminist which highlights the interactions between the rejection of customary and religious marriages considered as de facto relationships and the precarious legal and socioeconomic conditions of de facto spouses. It is in the name of the state's claim to legal monopoly that customary norms are ejected, and it is in the name of the cultural pluralism of communities with different normative commitments that women's rights are sacrificed. It therefore suggests a harmonization of the normative sources at play and a gendered overhaul of Ivorian family law. The objective is to achieve a family law revisited in the light of its context and the principles of equality and freedom
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 25 October 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/70731
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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