KBH & Ors (Forced Marriage Protection Order : Persons To Be Protected Permanently Resident Abroad), Court of Appeal - Family Division, September 28, 2018, [2018] EWHC 2611 (Fam)

Resolution Date:September 28, 2018
Issuing Organization:Family Division
Actores:KBH & Ors (Forced Marriage Protection Order : Persons To Be Protected Permanently Resident Abroad)
 
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Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWHC 2611 (Fam)

Case Nos. FD18F05014, FD18P00472

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice

Date: Friday, 28 September 2018

Before:

MR JUSTICE HOLMAN

(Sitting throughout in public)

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Re KBH, BBH and MBH

(Forced marriage protection order; persons to be protected permanently resident abroad)

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MS M. CHAUDHRY (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) appeared on behalf of the applicants.

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J U D G M E N T (as approved by the judge)

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MR JUSTICE HOLMAN:

1 There is listed before me this afternoon an unusual matter. Earlier this year a very well-known and distinguished solicitor, Miss Anne-Marie Hutchinson, O.B.E, who is a partner in the equally well-known firm of Dawson Cornwell Solicitors, issued proceedings essentially for forced marriage protection orders. In those proceedings three young people are named as the applicants. They are KBH, who is a male, now aged 19; BBH, also a male, now aged 17 ½; and MBH, a female, now aged 15 ½. As I understand it, those three persons are all British citizens. They lived at one stage here in England and Wales, but have lived with their mother lawfully in Somalia, of which they are probably also citizens, for at least the last ten years. So far as I am aware, none of those three people, nor, indeed, their mother, have set foot in the United Kingdom for at least the last ten years.

2 They do have an elder sister who does live here in England, and it was that sister who put in train the present proceedings. She contacted the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and said that she was concerned...

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