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Article 122 of Burundi’s Code of Persons and the Family provides that the husband is head of the family.

  • Country: Burundi
  • Law status: Discriminatory law in force
  • Law Type: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience

Article 122 of Burundi’s Code of Persons and the Family provides that the husband is head of the family.

Article 122. Spouses owe each other fidelity, help and assistance. The husband is the head of the conjugal community. He performs this function to which the wife contributes morally and materially in the interests of the household and children. A wife undertakes this function when the husband is absent or prohibited from doing so.

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