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Sunday, March 27, 2005

UK Cops Urge Forced Marriage Offence

British Police are urging parliament to create a specific offence of forced marriage.  Their research suggests that forced marriages are related to honor killings.  Some womens' groups, however, fear that criminalization will make it more difficult for women to report the abuse, for fear of getting their families in trouble. [Jack Chin]

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