Forced Marriage (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Bill

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to respond to the call for written evidence on the Forced Marriage (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Bill. The Commission supports the introduction of this Bill and believes it will be a positive step in offering protection to those who have been or may be forced into marriage.

There are some issues which will need to be examined more closely in subsequent stages of consideration of this Bill and once again we reiterate that to be effective this legislation must be supported by guidance, training, implementation work and monitoring.

The Commission's response is now available for download.

Please contact the Policy Team on 0141 228 5910 if you require any further information. 

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