The Parliament s Administration and Justice committee in Beirut, March 19, 2019. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Parliament's Administration and Justice Committee debated the question of child marriage Tuesday, but failed to reach a consensus, a member of the committee said. Independent MP Paula Yacoubian, who sits on the committee, said there was a "heated discussion" on the question of legislating a minimum age for marriage in Lebanon. Yacoubian said she argued that if Parliament could pass legislation requiring medical tests before marriage, it could also regulate the age of unions. Several other members of the committee, including its chair, MP George Adwan of the Lebanese Forces, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.A statement released by Adwan via the National News Agency did not mention the child marriage discussion but said the committee had talked about issues raised in the media relating to Customs operations.
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