Policy to prevent forced marriages “arbitrary and disruptive”, says Court of Appeal

Interesting post from the UK Human Rights Blog on the recent ruling from the Court of Appeal that has held the ban on immigration of young people under 21 for the purposes of marriage to be unlawful in a case today.  The Court found the blanket ban to interfere with a couple’s right to a family life and be disproportionate.  The Home Secretary will now need to decide in what form to keep the rule- if at all.  As the post rightly points out – it is very hard to legislate against something like forced marriage without some form of blanket policy – but this by definition runs the risk of being disproportionate.  It would be interesting to hear how material you think this is to addressing forced marriage.

Policy to prevent forced marriages “arbitrary and disruptive”, says Court of Appeal « UK Human Rights Blog.

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