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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘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

Domestic Violence Update – the latest developments practitioners need to know about – Family Law Week

‘Mandip Ghai, solicitor and legal officer, with Rights of Women, updates practitioners on developments in the prevention of domestic violence.’

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Family Law Week, 11th September 2014

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Family system ‘woefully behind’ in treatment of vulnerable – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Family judges are to receive guidance on dealing more appropriately with children and other vulnerable witnesses.
The interim report of a working group set up by Sir James Munby, head of the Family Division, says the family system ‘lags woefully behind’ the criminal justice system in this regard.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th August 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Home Secretary speech at Girl Summit 2014 – Home Office

Posted July 25th, 2014 in child abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriages, speeches by tracey

‘Speech given by Home Secretary Theresa May on 22 July 2014 at the Girl Summit.’

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Home Office, 22nd July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Criminalising Forced Marriage – The Deterrent Effect – Family Law Week

Posted June 27th, 2014 in crime, families, forced marriages, marriage, news, prosecutions, victims by tracey

‘Danish Ameen, barrister of 18 St John Street Chambers, considers the impact of the criminalisation of forced marriage which came into effect on the 16th June 2014.’

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Family Law Week, 26th June 2014

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Forced marriage outlawed as ministers step up efforts to curb practice – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2014 in children, forced marriages, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Forced marriage is “a tragedy for each and every victim”, home secretary Theresa May said as a new law outlawing the practice came into effect.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in April.’

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Family Law Week, 17th May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Forced marriage a problem for all religious minority communities in Britain – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2014 in forced marriages, minorities, news by sally

‘Forced marriage is not confined to Britain’s Muslim communities but exists among all minority groups, the head of a commission into the issue has said.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk