Archive for the 'forced marriages' Category

Edirin Onogeta-Idogun mother jailed over ‘missing’ son – BBC News

“A London woman who sent her teenage son to their native Nigeria because she disapproved of his lifestyle has been jailed for eight months.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe and another intervening); R (Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

R (Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe and another intervening); R (Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1482; [2010] WLR (D) 341

“R 277 of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, which prevented entry clearance to a party to a marriage where one spouse was a United Kingdom citizen and either party was aged under 21 years, was a disproportionate inhibition on family and private life and on the right to marry, guaranteed by arts 8 and 12 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Forced marriage law not being used enough – BBC News

“Laws introduced to stop forced marriages are not being used widely enough and social workers’ efforts to tackle the issue are also being hampered, according to experts.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More forced marriage protection orders than expected issued in first year – Ministry of Justice

“More people have been protected by Forced Marriage Protection Orders than originally expected in their first year of operation, show figures released today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New law saves 86 victims from forced marriages – The Independent

“But experts warn that the impetus behind the new legislation and police training on ‘honour’ killings is in danger of slowing.”

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The Independent, 22nd November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Revealed: Government’s ‘heartless’ treatment of forced marriage victims – The Independent

“British citizens who have been forced into marriages overseas are being asked to cover the costs of their repatriation to the UK, The Independent has learnt.”

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The Independent, 9th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Local authorities and voluntary organisations newly equipped in the front-line fight against forced marriage – Ministry of Justice

“The issuing of protection orders for those at risk of forced marriage will be more responsive to the needs of victims under new powers which come into force today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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