Why should you buy Forced Marriage: A Special Bulletin
When the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 came into force specialist courts were designated in areas where most cases are expected to arise.
The purpose of the Act is to give family courts the power to prevent attempts to force someone into a marriage where they do not consent. If such a marriage has already taken place the court will be able to make orders to protect the victim while helping to remove them from the situation (similar to injunctive relief).
Recognising that vulnerability may prevent victims being able to apply in their own right, the Act allows interested third parties to apply with the leave of the court on behalf of the victim.
"a refreshingly interesting read! ... this book rather helpfully sets out almost everything you need to know when preparing for a case of this nature ... a step by step guide to managing a forced marriage case" Family Law
"this book reviews the legal aspects as enforced in the United Kingdom by a civil protection act (2007)" Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER)
Table of contents
Forced Marriage - An Introduction
The Development of Policy
Existing Remedies for Forced Marriage
Applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Practical Guidance: Applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Procedure Post Application
Enforcement of Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act2007
The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2008
The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2009
The Right to Choose: Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for Dealing with Forced Marriage
Sample Orders and Affidavits