Inconvenient marriages, or what happens when ethnic minorities marry trans-jurisdictionally

  • Shah P
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The article focuses on how the European legal order judges the validity of marriages that are made under a non-Western legal framework. It discusses some immigration cases, in which decisions are made in the name of British state authorities but are often first made at visa missions abroad where the spouse seeks entry to Great Britain or Europe. It offers information on a spouse visa which is given to a person whose civil partner is present and settled in Great Britain and has the right of aboad in the country. Furthermore, it says that British officials and courts that work in the immigration context are unaware of marriages that take place trans-jurisdictionally among members of the minority ethnic communities of Great Britain.




Shah, P. (2015). Inconvenient marriages, or what happens when ethnic minorities marry trans-jurisdictionally. Utrecht Law Review, 6(2), 17.

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