Category Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage in Canada: To Criminalize or Not to Criminalize?

Author: Karlee Anne Sapoznik Evans Abstract In 2014, Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was announced by Canada’s… Continue Reading →

‘Forced Marriage’ in Conflict Situations: Researching and Prosecuting Old Harms and New Crimes

Author: Annie Bunting Abstract In 2008, the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) found “forced marriage” to be a new crime against humanity, distinct from the crime of sexual slavery. With expert evidence on the abduction… Continue Reading →

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