forced marriage



Intentional conduct of forcing an adult or child to enter into a marriage, lacking the personal expression of the full, informed and free consent of one or both of the parties.

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(1) CEDAW and CRC Committees (2014). Joint General Recommendation/General Comment No 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and No 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices

(2) Council of Europe (2011). Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its Explanatory Memorandum. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210;

(3) Council of Europe (2005). Forced Marriages in Council of Europe Member States: A Comparative Study of Legislation and Political Initiatives. CDEG (2005)