Tag : Protection Order
Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Author: HM Courts and Tribunal Services (United Kingdom)
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.
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.
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.