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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Many Forced Marriage Cases in the United Kingdom in 2016

From Family Law Week:

The Forced Marriage Unit has published information on the number of cases reported to the Unit via its public helpline and email inbox from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

In 2016, the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,428 cases (the highest annual figure since 2012). These figures include contact that has been made to the FMU through the public helpline or by email in relation to a new case.

Of the cases that FMU provided support to:

371 cases (26%) involved victims below 18 years of age; and 

497 cases (34%) involved victims aged 18-25.

Read more here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2017/03/many-forced-marriage-cases-in-the-united-kingdom-in-2016.html

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Posted by: Shahida | Mar 21, 2017 10:24:23 AM

Forgive my ignorance, but what is a forced marriage? It sounds like someone holding a gun at you when you're at the altar.

Posted by: Reed James | Mar 21, 2017 3:21:49 PM

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