Criminalising forced marriage: Geetanjali Gangoli and Melanie McCarry analyse criminalisation as a strategy to combat forced marriage

Geetanjali Gangoli, Melanie McCarry

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    The issue of forced marriage has recently become the focus of both national and international debate (Schmidt and Jakobsen, 2004; FCO and HO, 2005). Forced marriage is a human rights violation, and its impact has significant gendered consequences. In cases regarding minors, forced marriage also has to be considered as a child abuse issue (Gangoli et al., 2006). However, recent initiatives in the UK have been criticised for their emphasis on encouraging immigrants to adopt ‘British’ values and avoid marrying partners from their country of origin (Razack, 2004).

    LanguageEnglish
    Pages44 - 46
    Number of pages3
    JournalCriminal Justice Matters
    Volume74
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

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