Forced marriages condemned

Sir Mark Potter, the President of the Family Division, and Mr Justice Munby, have joined Muslim groups in condemning forced marriages as unacceptable.

Munby J called forced marriage a “gross abuse of human rights” and “a form of domestic violence”, during a seminar at the London Muslim Centre, in April. More than 250 cases of forced marriage are reported to the Forced Marriage Unit each year (see further this issue, pp 13-15).