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“Forced Marriage to be made a criminal offence” (England and Wales)

June 19, 2012

Home Office 8th June: The decision to create a specific offence of forced marriage follows a 12-week consultation which took views from the public, victims, charities and frontline agencies.  The new law will be accompanied by a range of measures to increase protection and support for victims with a continuing focus on prevention. Read Full Home Office Press Release

See also: The Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act which came into force 22nd March 2011

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