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Forced Marriage-Culture or Crime? Part I.

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2013) Forced Marriage-Culture or Crime? Part I. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 177 (1). pp. 5-6. ISSN 1759-7943

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‘Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses .’

It is important to begin by acknowledging the above statement, which is part of Article 16(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also to distinguish between an arranged marriage and a forced marriage.

An arranged marriage is ‘a marriage planned and agreed by the families or guardians of the couple concerned ’, while a forced marriage is ‘a marriage conducted without the full consent of both parties and where duress (emotional pressure either in addition to physical abuse or on its own) is a factor’ .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Law
Depositing User: David TAPP
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2013 09:30
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1339

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