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  1. Gender, Culture and the Law: Approaches to 'Honour Crimes' in the UK. [REVIEW]Rupa Reddy - 2008 - Feminist Legal Studies 16 (3):305-321.
    This article examines the debate on whether to analyse ‘honour crimes’ as gender-based violence, or as cultural tradition, and the effects of either stance on protection from and prevention of these crimes. In particular, the article argues that the categorisation of honour-related violence as primarily cultural ignores its position within the wider spectrum of gender violence, and may result in a number of unfortunate side-effects, including lesser protection of the rights of women within minority communities, and the stigmatisation of those (...)
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  • Protecting Victims of Forced Marriage: Is Age a Protective Factor? [REVIEW]Geetanjali Gangoli & Khatidja Chantler - 2009 - Feminist Legal Studies 17 (3):267-288.
    This paper explores the UK’s legal interventions in the arena of forced marriage. Three key initiatives have been considered in the last 5 years: creating a specific crime of forced marriage; civil rather than criminal protection for victims; and an increase in the age of entry for non-EU spouses, with a corresponding increase in age for sponsoring such spouses. Our key focus is on the last of these interventions and we draw upon a research study conducted in the UK in (...)
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  • Coercion, Consent and the Forced Marriage Debate in the UK.Sundari Anitha & Aisha Gill - 2009 - Feminist Legal Studies 17 (2):165-184.
    An examination of case law on forced marriage reveals that in addition to physical force, the role of emotional pressure is now taken into consideration. However, in both legal and policy discourse, the difference between arranged and forced marriage continues to be framed in binary terms and hinges on the concept of consent: the context in which consent is constructed largely remains unexplored. By examining the socio-cultural construction of personhood, especially womanhood, and the intersecting structural inequalities that constrain particular groups (...)
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