Arranged Marriages

June 2012
Family and employment matters – legal notes

1. Abolition of family visit appeals. (i)   The Crime and Courts Bill had its second reading in the Ho…

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June 2011
Tighten Rules on Foreign Marriage Partners Says Think Tank

A call for tightening the rules on marriages to foreign partners has come from think-tank Migrationwatch (Se…

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May 2011
Migrationwatch calls for firmer action on sham marriages

From Monday 9 May, the government is being obliged by the courts to abandon its requirement that a marriage …

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March 2010
Sham Marriages – March 2010

Introduction 1 There has been a great deal of confusion recently about the government’s powers to deal wit…

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September 2008
Migrationwatch invited to put forward policy suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were in…

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August 2007
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

This Act received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007 and is to be brought into force by the Lord Chancellor in due…

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