Tag : Forced Marriage Protection Order

Restraining Forced Marriage

Author: Lisa V. Martin

Publication: May 30, 2018

This report, published in the Nevada Law Journal, is the first to undertake a detailed evaluation of the viability of civil protection orders to prevent and redress forced marriage in the United States. Although protection orders show promise as a tool to prevent and redress forced marriage in many states, Martin writes, the nuances of the governing legal standards reduce the practical utility of the remedy for those who lack expert guidance. 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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Findings of the Forced Marriage IDVA Support Pilot

Author: Ministry of Justice (September 2009-February 2010)

Publication: July 12th, 2010

This report presents the findings of a forced marriage support pilot. The Ministry of Justice in the UK specifically looked at the role that dedicated Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) play in supporting victims before, during and after an application for a Forced Marriage Protection Order.

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Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Author: HM Courts and Tribunal Services (United Kingdom)

Publication: 2013

This brief guide describes how a UK Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) can help someone facing or fleeing a forced marriage and explains the procedures for obtaining an FMPO.

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UK Experiences with Forced Marriage Protection Orders

This webinar features Sophie Wright, case worker with the Forced Marriage Unit in the United Kingdom (UK). The webinar discusses how Forced Marriage Protection Orders are currently being used in the UK, and the challenges and benefits involved in using such orders to protect individuals facing forced marriage in the UK and abroad.


This webinar was first presented as part of the Forced Marriage Initiative’s Quarterly Webinar Series on March 2nd, 2012.



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