Keyword: 'conjugal duty'

Divorce: French woman ‘at fault’ for ending sexual relations with husband

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Inside the European Court of Human Rights. © FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP Inside the European Court of Human Rights. © FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP

A 66-year-old woman has lost all her appeals in France against a divorce case ruling that she was at fault in the collapse of her marriage after refusing to continue to have sexual relations with her husband. This month she submitted an ultimate appeal before the European Court of Human Rights in what may prove a watershed case on the notion of “conjugal duty”. Marine Turchi reports.

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