Forced and servile marriage in the context of human trafficking

 

Author(s) Lyneham, Samantha
Title Forced and servile marriage in the context of human trafficking
Source Australian Institute of Criminology,Research in Practice, March 2013, No. 32; pp. 1-2
Date 2013
Document type Research report
Coverage Australia
Summary The research report focuses on the legislation surrounding trafficking in persons and slavery offences within Australia and the current legislative amendments that have been introduced in response to the increase of awareness around the topic. The report discusses the lack of research and data due to the secretive nature of the crime and states that further research must be done in order to be able to appropriately identify incidences of forced marriage and human trafficking for servile marriages. The report further emphasises the importance of   detecting, enforcing and monitoring such circumstances, as it is becoming a common trend for the issue of servile and forced marriage to be overlooked and dealt with as a domestic violence issue. 
Keywords Forced marriage; human trafficking; consent; legislation
Topic Human trafficking