22 March 2018

Legislative change needed to prevent 'marital captivicty'

A legislative change is needed to prevent 'marital captivity', says attorney Pauline Kruiniger of Maastricht University (UM) in a final report published this week on the MARICAP study titled Niet langer geketend aan het huwelijk ('Breaking the chains of marriage'). In this study, Kruiniger investigated resources and tools in Dutch law that could help to prevent or to even terminate forced mariage. In addition to introducing a legislative change, more attention should be paid to establishing agreements about religious divorce in the marriage contract.