An ideal husband? Marriages of convenience, moral gate-keeping and immigration to the United Kingdom

Book chapter


Wray, H. 2011. An ideal husband? Marriages of convenience, moral gate-keeping and immigration to the United Kingdom. in: Guild, E. and Minderhoud, P. (ed.) The first decade of EU Migration and Asylum Law. Martinus Nijhoff. pp. 351-374
Chapter titleAn ideal husband? Marriages of convenience, moral gate-keeping and immigration to the United Kingdom
AuthorsWray, H.
Abstract

This paper considers the treatment of ‘marriages of convenience’ or ‘sham marriages’ in UK immigration law. Such measures inevitably involve a degree of moral and cultural gate-keeping as decision-makers are obliged to measure the alleged sham marriage against the template of a ‘genuine’ relationship. However, the paper argues that the function of such measures has often been to enhance the ability to exclude or remove unwanted immigrants.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
Page range351-374
Book titleThe first decade of EU Migration and Asylum Law.
EditorsGuild, E. and Minderhoud, P.
PublisherMartinus Nijhoff
ISBN
Hardcover9789004212039
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Feb 2012
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
Permalink -

https://repository.mdx.ac.uk/item/83857

  • 22
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as