Understanding the Common Civil Code
A serious subject, discussed by an experienced lawyer, now a judge. The Portuguese Civil Code is important not only because it strictly separates church from State, but because of its advanced thinking in family matters. It protects the rights of women and gives equal share to them as also to all the offspring of a marriage. Small wonder then that women in Goa have always fought to retain the Code as opposed to adoption of personal (religion-based) laws.