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Forced marriages continue despite tightened legislation
Weak legislation is the reason that no-one has been convicted for forcing couples to marry, despite the punishment being doubled by the former government in 2008.
This is the verdict of PhD student, Sabba Mirza, writing in the legal trade journal Justitia, according to Politiken newspaper.
"All the organisations that are working in the field say that there is an increase in the number of arranged marriages. So when there are no cases for the courts then it could indicate that the rules aren't good enough," Mirza wrote.
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