Lessons for the US from UK Experiences with Forced Marriage Protection Orders and Abusive Transnational Marriages

This webinar features Anne-Marie Hutchinson, partner at Dawson Cornwell Solicitors in London and one of England's leading family lawyers representing potential victims and threatened victims of female genital mutilation, honour based violence, and forced marriage. In this webinar Anne-Marie provides an overview of forced marriage in the UK including statistics from the Forced Marriage Unit, as well as a dissection of the criminalization debate.  She also provides analysis of the issue of abandoned spouses as well as the utility and effectiveness of the UK forced marriage protection order.   This webinar was presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on November 13th, 2013.   *Due to technical difficulties the recording of the webinar is not available here. Please contact us at FMI@tahirih.org for more information.
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