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Forced Marriage Law and Practice

Authors: Joshua Hitchens and Niamh Daly

ISBN: 9781526515957

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Publication Date: 12 February 2021

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Law As Stated At: January 2021

Forced Marriage Law and Practice

Forced Marriage Law and Practice

"an impressive book... a pleasurable and, at times, compelling read... an ambitious project, but...skilfully realised"

The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection, in the Foreword to the book

Forced Marriage Law and Practice is a comprehensive and practical treatment of the law and practice in this field, incorporating criminal, family and Court of Protection elements. It provides an awareness of what remedies may be available, how they may be obtained, and how best to defend an application or prosecution.

The book is divided into five parts which look at:

  • The definition of forced marriage, setting out the law and types of forced marriage in seven sections: prevention; punishment; remedies following a forced marriage; forced marriage and human rights; honour-based forced marriage; forced marriage involving vulnerable individuals and those lacking capacity; and organised exploitation and marriage for immigration purposes.
  • The law and procedure in the family jurisdiction, including both matrimonial and protective remedies
  • The procedure and relevant law for bringing and defending forced marriage related prosecutions in the criminal jurisdiction
  • The law, procedure and relevance of Court of Protection proceedings
  • Matters of best practice

Forced Marriage Law and Practice helps the reader to access the relevant law, and includes summaries of applicable law (both international and domestic), all in one text, facilitating a holistic approach to cases of forced marriage.

This is an essential title for family, crime and Court of Protection practitioners, as well as for other legal advisers and representatives, CPS lawyers, local authorities, human rights organisations, charities, students and academics.

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