Exploring Diaspora

Lalaie Ameeriar, Member in the School of Social Science, is currently is in the middle of her yearlong stay at the Institute for Advanced Study.

“I’m working on the relationship between human rights, women’s rights, and humanitarianism through the case of forced marriage and so-called honor-based violence and honor killings within predominantly Muslim communities in the United Kingdom,” Ameeriar said. “I’m interested in a 2014 law that made forced marriage a crime and punishable up to seven years in prison. While legislation has come into effect, it has not been very effective with only one successfully prosecuted case. I’m exploring how and why this is the case.”

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