Gerry Campbell

Gerry Campbell

DCS Campbell is Deputy National Policing Lead for Honour-Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.

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Joined up justice

Following the first conviction under the new law, Neelam Sarkaria and Detective Chief Superintendent Gerry Campbell ask whether legislation alone can eradicate the evil of forced marriage and protect its victims

“Forced marriage is a gross abuse of human rights. 

28 September 2015
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Tip of the iceberg: is the family court ready for a surge in activity for FGM?

Neelam Sarkaria and Gerry Campbell argue that local authorities should be more proactive in bringing applications for FGM Protection Orders to combat the “great evil” of FGM

“Given what we now know is the distressingly great prevalence of FGM in this country even today, some 30 years after FGM was first criminalised, it is sobering to reflect that this is not merely the first care case where FGM has featured but also, I suspect, if not the first one of only a handful of FGM cases that have yet found their way to the family courts…” (Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division 2015)

04 August 2015
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