Forbidden loves

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Summary

This issue of Justitiële verkenningen  deals with the phenomenon of ‘forbidden love’, in other words relationships that are considered inappropriate by society and in some cases also prohibited by law. Historically prohibiting certain love relationships was motivated by religious values and moral standards. Nowadays this type of prohibition is legitimized by government policies aiming to protect the supposedly weaker person in the relationship. Another reason can be the fight against certain social  abuses (forced marriage, trafficking in women) or the desire to reach other policy goals (f.i. limiting immigration).

Publication data

Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Boom Juridische uitgevers
Year of publication:
2015
Series:
Justitiële verkenningen 2015/04