Forced marriage and the “lawfully wedded” wife – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 26th, 2013 in bills, forced marriages, news by tracey

‘Today, on the 32nd International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill reaches the Committee stage of the House of Lords. The Bill introduces a raft of measures covering matters as diverse as dangerous dogs, extradition proceedings, firearms and, tucked away in Part 10, forced marriage. Forced marriage is to be criminalised. “Was it not already?”, you may ask.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th November 2013