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Polygamous marriages: Spanish justice allows the same pensions between wives

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Spanish Supreme Court has recently authorized the equal distribution of the pension between the wives of a polygamous a Moroccan migrant in Spain after his death.

The judicial decision was taken in accordance of the social security agreement between Morocco and Spain.

This measure taken by the highest authority of the Spanish justice will be an antecedant for other cases where the retirement pension of the deceased husband will return equally to all his wives, without referring to the Spanish law which prohibits polygamous marriage.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) had issued, in a study in 2016 on the social protection of Moroccan migrants in Spain, the recommendation to provide for measures allowing equal pensions between wives.

Read the court decision (in Spanish)

 

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