German government to criminalise forced marriages

The German government agreed Wednesday to make forced marriages a specific, punishable criminal offence, punishable by up to five years in prison; under current legislation, a forced marriage can only be prosecuted under the technicality of coercion; each year, around 1,000 female victims of forced marriages approach outreach centres in Germany, according to advocacy group Terre des Femmes.

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