Monday, 12 December 2011
Under proposals published yesterday forcing someone in to wedlock against their will would become a criminal offence in its own right for the first time.
Breaching an existing Forced Marriage Civil Protection Order (FMPO) would also become a criminal act with up to five years behind bars, in plans under consultation.
Even someone who knows an order is being breached but says nothing, such as a mother, could face the full weight of the law.
The move follows a commitment by David Cameron to consider making forced marriage illegal.
Posted by Bluepanic at 10:58