About Forced Marriage Law and Practice
This new book provides a comprehensive and practical treatment of this area of law and practice, an awareness of what remedies may be available and how they may be obtained, and how best to defend an application or prosecution.
Divided into six parts:
Part I discusses the definition of forced marriage, and sets out the law in three broad chapters: prevention (i.e. those remedies whose character is injunctive); punishment (i.e. punitive measures in respect of the conduct); and matrimonial consequences of a forced marriage (i.e the availability of decrees of nullity and declarations of non-recognition).
Part II discusses the most appropriate remedies in terms of the nature of the conduct in question. Human rights issues are also covered.
Part III discusses the procedure and relevant law for bringing and defending forced marriage related applications in the Family Court and the Family Division of the High Court and includes precedents.
Part IV describes the procedure and law for bringing and defending criminal prosecutions in relation to forced marriage.
Part V discusses the law, procedure and relevance of Court of Protection Proceedings in the context of forced marriage.
Part VI considers matters of best practice.