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Course Forced Marriage: A Guide to the Law


Forced Marriage was for many years hidden from public gaze. Now legislation exists to tackle the issue, but many remain unfamiliar with the law. This course, presented by experienced barrister Clare Renton, who is also a member of the Forced Marriage Commission, will guide you through what to look for and how to manage when the issue surfaces in your practice.

You will learn:

  • The meaning of marriage and forced marriage in England and Wales
  • Forced Marriage Protection Orders:

    • Who can apply?
    • What is the process of application?
    • Who can commit the offence of forcing marriage?

  • The Court options
  • The role of the Official Solicitor  
  • Resourcing protection
  • Protection for victims: where to turn
  • The role of local authorities  
  • Capacity and consent issues in forced marriage
  • The international implications    
  • Sections 120 and 121 of Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • The offence of breaching a Forced Marriage Protection Order
  • The criminal law around forced marriage: assault and rape issues
  • ‘Honour’-based crime
  • Recent developments

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3 hours


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Fri 29 Sep 2017 Book
14:00 | London
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