Nicaragua - The Civil Code - Equality Now

Nicaragua - The Civil Code

  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Law status: Repealed
  • Law Type: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience

Articles 151 and 152 of Nicaragua’s Civil Code provide for the husband to be the representative of the family and for the wife to follow him wherever he chooses to live.

Article 151. . . . The husband is the representative of the family . . .

Article 152. The husband is required to live with his wife and she is to live with her husband and follow him to wherever he changes his residence . . .

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Article 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of Nicaragua: All individuals are equal in the eyes of the law and have the right to equal protection. There will not be discrimination based on birth, citizenship, political belief, race, sex, language, religion, opinion, economic status or social condition.