Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 3 (1997): Formation of Marriage
Completed 1 Jan. 1991; a few subsequent important developments have been taken into account.
Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, Michael Coester
A. Freedom From Compulsion to Marriage
17. – Several declarations and conventions of the united nations provide that a marriage may only be concluded with the free and full consent of both intending spouses.1 Even insofar as these rules are binding international law, however, we s…