New laws against forced marriages – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Laws to prevent forced marriages and protect those who have already fallen victim have been introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Forced Marriage Act and relevant third parties – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 13th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a statement on the government’s response to a consultation on third party applications on behalf of victims of forced marriages.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th November 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Marriage visa age to rise later this month – UK Border Agency

Posted November 5th, 2008 in forced marriages, marriage, press releases, visas by sally

“The age at which someone can apply for a marriage visa will increase from 18 to 21 from the end of this month, the Government announced today.”

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UK Border Agency, 4th November 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Marriage visa age raised to 21 in bid to tackled forced weddings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2008 in forced marriages, immigration, news by sally

“The minimum age at which foreigners can come to Britain to get married is being increased in a new bid to tackle forced marriages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Witness plan for ‘honour’ cases – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2008 in domestic violence, forced marriages, Islam, news, witnesses by sally

“Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being urged to review their witness protection schemes to help combat ‘honour crimes’.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2008

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Forced Marriage Act court rules – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2008 in consultations, forced marriages, news by sally

“The government has responded to a consultation on draft court rules for the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Disabled youngsters forced into marriage to provide passports – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2008 in disabled persons, forced marriages, news by sally

“Scores of young people with learning disabilities are being forced into marriages, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Forced marriages crackdown sees teenage brides barred from UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in forced marriages, immigration, news by sally

“The age at which young people already based in Britain can sponsor a visa for an overseas spouse is also being raised, from 18 to 21.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The family killings that have no ‘honour’ – The Times

Posted June 12th, 2008 in forced marriages, special report by sally

“How is the Government helping those involved in the often deadly world of forced marriages? MPs are reporting on their inquiry today.”

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The Times, 12th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Successful visa appeals mean courts give green light to forced marriages – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2008 in forced marriages, immigration, news by sally

“British courts are overturning decisions taken by immigration officers that would have protected men and women from being forced into marriage.”

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The Times, 26th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Forced marriage an evil in our society – Bridget Prentice – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 12th, 2008 in forced marriages, press releases by sally

“Forced marriage is an appalling and indefensible practice that the government is working hard to stop, Justice Minister Bridget Prentice said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Call for male forced wedding help – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“The government has agreed to look into funding the UK’s first male-only refuge for victims of forced marriage.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – Court Rules – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 1st, 2008 in consultations, forced marriages by sally

“This consultation seeks responses on the draft court rules for the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. It is primarily aimed at professional court users and those with knowledge of family court rules.”

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – Court Rules – consultation paper (PDF)

Questionnaire (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 31st January 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judge warns on Britain’s forced marriage toll – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Official statistics on forced marriage reflect only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of a much larger problem in Britain, a district judge has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Girl found dead in river “had feared a forced marriage” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in forced marriages, inquests, news by sally

“The parents of a 17-year-old girl whose badly decomposed body was found in a river may have been trying to force her into marriage against her will, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Women’s groups may get power to rescue “brides” from wedlock – The Times

Posted January 4th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Teachers, social workers, women’s rights groups and local councils may be given the power to stop forced marriages, under government plans to protect vulnerable teenagers.”

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The Times, 4th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New forced marriage power planned – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Campaigners may be able to go to court to stop a forced marriage without the permission of a victim.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – relevant third party – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 12th, 2007 in consultations, forced marriages, third parties by sally

“The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 enables applications by a relevant third party on behalf of a victim of forced marriage. This consultation asks for responses on what need there is for relevant third parties, who should act, and what safeguards might be needed.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th December 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Autumn date for forced marriages law – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 28th, 2007 in forced marriages, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice says that a law that protects victims and potential victims of forced marriage will come into effect next autumn.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Tory plan to curb forced marriages – The Observer

Posted August 13th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“A crackdown on forced marriages, in which young British Asian women are coerced into marrying mainly Pakistani men, is to be proposed by the Tories next week.”

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The Observer, 12th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk