Supreme Court hears polygamy appeal

Case involves a man from the Middle East who has two wives

23rd April, 2017
The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has begun hearing a landmark challenge by a refugee seeking recognition of his polygamous marriage.

The case involves a man from the Middle East who has two wives in accordance with Sharia law and the laws of his country of origin. After marrying two women, he came to Ireland as an asylum seeker and was granted refugee status.

His second wife, in terms of the marriage timeline, is living in the country...

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