Professor Lisa Martin – Using Civil Protection Orders to Prevent Forced Marriage

This webinar features Lisa V. Martin, Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina's School of Law. Professor Martin is the author of Restraining Forced Marriage, the first report to undertake a detailed evaluation of the viability of civil protection orders to address forced marriage in the United States. Although protection orders show promise as a tool to prevent forced marriage in many states, the nuances of current legal standards defining what kinds of abuse - and by whom - are covered severely limits the practical utility of most civil protection orders for those without expert representation. To enhance the accessibility of protection orders in a forced marriage context, Martin recommends that states create a new forced marriage protection order to address the specific needs of those facing this problem.    
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