Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Posted August 1st, 2007 in forced marriages, legislation by sally

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

New law to prevent forced marriage – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 27th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Legislation aimed at protecting the victims of forced marriages and preventing them from taking place has received Royal Assent, the Ministry of Justice announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 26th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Honour crimes units to be piloted – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, women by sally

“Specialist teams are to be set up around England to help deal with any so-called “honour crimes” and offences arising from forced marriages.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Special units to crack down on honour killing – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news by sally

“Dedicated teams of senior prosecutors are to be deployed in the UK’s honour killing hotspots in the wake of the failings exposed this week by the case of a young Kurdish woman murdered by her family.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dishonourable acts – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, Islam, murder by sally

“Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her family. Each year, 12 British women like her die in ‘honour’ killings. Why aren’t we doing more to save them?” 

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government supports law to prevent forced marriage – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 10th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“The Government today pledged its support for legislation aimed at protecting the victims of forced marriages and preventing them from taking place.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th May 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government unit saves 11-year-old from forced marriage in Dhaka – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2007 in Bangladesh, forced marriages, news by sally

“The government’s forced marriage unit has rescued an 11-year-old British girl whose parents married her to a Bangladeshi man in Dhaka, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk