Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 47-53
Enforced Marriages in Spain: Brief Reference to Regional Regulations and Action Protocols Adopted in the Community of Catalunya
Encarnacion Abad Arenas, Department of Civil Law, National University of Distance Education, Madrid, Spain
Received: Jun. 25, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 6, 2019;       Published: Sep. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijls.20190203.14      View  95      Downloads  26
Abstract
In this text, it is analyzed how, at present, the absence of studies in relation to forced marriages and their undoubted configuration as a concrete manifestation of violence against women and girls, as well as the limited existence of programs developed In this regard, by public entities or administrations, this phenomenon has been perceived in Spain as an isolated case, which only occurs sporadically in some Autonomous Communities and, at the same time, in very restricted ethnic groups. Thus, the approval of Law 5/2008, of April 24, on the right of women to eradicate sexist violence in Catalunya, is justified by the fact that women's rights are human rights, deriving from international, European and national regulations that have developed a set of rights and, both criminal and administrative measures, with the aim of eradicating violence against women, providing within its articles the reference to forced marriages as a macho violence in the social or community sphere. Also, reference is made both to the Catalan Police Protocol on Procedure for the Prevention and Police Care of Forced Marriage (2009), created with the purpose of addressing forced marriages to protect victims - girls / women - from prevention and, when this practice It would have been carried out, such as the Security Program against Violence Machista (2007), which was established in Catalunya, through a working group, its purpose was focused on the study of forced marriages formalized by some of the immigrant people residing in Catalunya, with the understanding that these types of marital links constitute a serious violation of the fundamental rights of their victims, which as a general rule are young women. Finally, it is necessary that in 2014 a Protocol for the approach of forced marriages -which is limited only to the territory of Girona- has been approved, its main objective is to establish a network of health, social services, education and police forces, as well as the adoption of measures to prevent and act in cases of forced marriage.
Keywords
Forced Marriage, Minors, Action Protocols, Prevention, Police Attention, Macho Violence
To cite this article
Encarnacion Abad Arenas, Enforced Marriages in Spain: Brief Reference to Regional Regulations and Action Protocols Adopted in the Community of Catalunya, International Journal of Law and Society. Special Issue: Analysis of the Protocols of Action Adopted in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia to Alleviate Forced and Child Marriages. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2019, pp. 47-53. doi: 10.11648/j.ijls.20190203.14
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