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Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Relevant Legislation

  4. Overview of the Structure

  5. Territorial Extent: General

  6. Territorial Application: Wales

  7. Territorial Application: Scotland

  8. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1 – Protection against forced marriage: England and Wales

    2. Section 63A Forced marriage protection orders

    3. Section 63B Contents of orders

    4. Section 63C Applications and other occasions for making orders

    5. Section 63D Ex parte orders: Part 4A

    6. Section 63E Undertakings instead of orders

    7. Section 63F Duration of orders

    8. Section 63G Variation of orders and their discharge

    9. Section 63H Attachment of powers of arrest to orders

    10. Section 63I Arrest under attached powers

    11. Section 63J Arrest under warrant

    12. Section 63K Remand: general

    13. Section 63L Remand: medical examination and report

    14. Section 63M Jurisdiction of courts: Part 4A

    15. Section 63N Power to extend jurisdiction to magistrates’ courts

    16. Section 63O Contempt Proceedings: Part 4A

    17. Section 63P   Appeals: Part 4A

    18. Section 63Q Guidance

    19. Section 63R Other protection or assistance against forced marriage

    20. Section 63S Interpretation of Part 4A

    21. Section 2 – Protection against forced marriage: Northern Ireland

    22. Section 3 – Consequential amendments

    23. Section 4 – Short title, commencement and extent

    24. Schedule 1 – Protection against forced marriage: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 – Forced marriage protection orders

        1. Contents of orders

        2. Applications and other occasions for making orders

        3. Ex parte orders

        4. Duration of orders

        5. Variation of orders and their discharge

      2. Part 2 – Enforcement

        1. Offence of contravening an order

      3. Part 3 – Jurisdiction and procedure

        1. Jurisdiction of courts

        2. Power to extend jurisdiction to courts of summary jurisdiction

        3. Contempt proceedings

        4. Appeals from county courts

        5. Appeals: transfers and proposed transfers

      4. Part 4 – Supplementary

        1. Guidance

        2. Orders

        3. Other protection or assistance against forced marriage

        4. Interpretation

    25. Schedule 2 – Consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 – England and Wales

      2. Part 2 – Northern Ireland

  9. Commencement

  10. Hansard References

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