Custody of Children

Applicable CEDAW Provision
Articles 16(1)(d), 16(1)(f), Paras. 19-20 GR21
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Enforcement of court-ordered maintenance

  • Bangladesh
  • Gambia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey

Ultimately, child custody is determined by the courts on the basis of the best interests of the child. This has led to an expansion of mothers’ rights, as compared to more conservative interpretations of Muslim laws.