'Forced Marriages' case in Supreme Court (update)

13 October 2011

On 12 October 2011, the Supreme Court ruled on the forced marriages case R (Quila) v SSHD [2011] UKSC 45.

It held (Lord Brown dissenting) that a law banning foreign (non-EU) spouses of UK nationals to settle in the UK until they reach the age of 21 was an unlawful interference with the right to private and family life.

3 Hare Court barrister Professor Satvinder Juss acted for the intervener, The Asian Community Action Group.