UK: Forced marriage law 'not needed'
The Home Office has decided a specific law to ban forced marriages in the UK is not needed. It is thought the disadvantages of a new law would outweigh the advantages, and possibly drive the practice of forced marriages underground.
Submitted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 23:00
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