Woman guilty of forcing daughter into marriage in Pakistan jailed for four and a half years – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2018 in forced marriages, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forcing her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2018

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Mother convicted of tricking daughter into forced marriage abroad in legal first – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in crime, families, forced marriages, news, prosecutions, social services by tracey

‘A mother has been convicted of tricking her daughter into a forced marriage abroad in a case believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2018

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Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 1 – Family Law Week

‘Judith Pepper, barrister of 4 Brick Court, examines in the first of two articles the development of the law in relation to forced marriage and the protective remedies available for children and young people, focusing on the protective measures available by utilising the inherent jurisdiction of the court.’

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Family Law Week, 8th April 2018

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Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in forced marriages, news, Sikhism by sally

‘Jasvinder Sanghera was locked in a room by her parents when she was 16, when she refused to marry the man they had chosen for her. Here she describes how she escaped with the help of a secret boyfriend – but lost all contact with her family as a result.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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FCO reviews policy of making forced marriage victims pay for flights – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in costs, forced marriages, news, repayment, victims by tracey

‘The Foreign Office is to review its policy on forced marriage after the Guardian revealed that victims are ordered to repay the government the costs of their repatriation.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th December 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Prosecutors are failing ‘honour’ crime victims, say Met whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are failing to tackle “honour crimes” in British Asian communities for fear of causing unrest, a Scotland Yard whistleblower has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Forced Marriage: Is It A Human Rights Question? – RightsInfo

Posted September 1st, 2016 in children, forced marriages, human rights, news by sally

‘For most people, their wedding is a momentous, happy occasion. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone. More than 15 million girls under 18 are married each year, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.’

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RightsInfo, 1st September 2016

Source: www.rightsinfo.org

Victims of forced marriage to receive lifelong anonymity – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, forced marriages, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of forced marriages in England and Wales are to be given anonymity for life under amendments to the policing and crime bill.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2016

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Independent review into Sharia Law launched – Home Office

Posted May 26th, 2016 in divorce, forced marriages, islamic law, press releases, women by tracey

‘An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today.’

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Home Office, 26th May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Boy aged eight among known potential victims of forced marriage in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in children, forced marriages, Islam, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A boy as young as eight is among scores of children feared by judges to be at risk of forced marriage as official figures reveal police are struggling to bring cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Official data on forced marriages in UK may hide true scale of abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2016 in forced marriages, news, statistics by sally

‘Figures showing that 1,220 possible cases of forced marriage in Britain were reported to the authorities last year may not reflect the full scale of abuse, the Home Office has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Police failing to protect victims of ‘honour-based’ violence, finds study – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2015 in female genital mutilation, forced marriages, murder, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘Police are not doing enough to protect victims of “honour-based” violence (HBV), forced marriage and female genital mutilation, according to a report by the police watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Schoolgirls need protection from forced marriage, Ofsted warned – The Guardian

‘The founder of a charity that offers helplines and refuge to women escaping from forced marriages has called on Ofsted inspectors to focus on the issue when visiting schools where girls may be at risk.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2015

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Criminalising forced marriage fails to protect girls – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The law makes forced marriage a criminal offence, but who protects the young victims who bring dishonour on their family by going to the police when they return home?’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2015

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UK parents to get power to cancel children’s passports over Isis fears – The Guardian

‘Parents worried that their children may be about to travel to Syria or Iraq to join Islamic State (Isis) will be able to apply for their child’s passport to be cancelled, David Cameron has announced in a speech setting out his five-year counter-extremism strategy.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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‘Honour crime’: 11,000 UK cases recorded in five years – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in female genital mutilation, forced marriages, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘More than 11,000 cases of so-called honour crime were recorded by UK police forces from 2010-14, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2015

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Father jailed for forcing 14-year-old daughter to marry 30-year-old in Manchester who sexually abused her – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2015 in children, forced marriages, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father has been jailed for forcing his daughter to marry a 30-year-old man on her 14th birthday.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2015

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Forced marriage jail first as Cardiff man sentenced – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2015 in bigamy, forced marriages, news, rape, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A 34-year-old Cardiff man has become the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Phasing in new legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The major piece of criminal law legislation for 2014 is the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. It has been brought gradually into force throughout the year.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk