Faculty of Law Research Guide

Forced marriage, abandonment and marital captivity

November 25th, 2014 by Maastricht Law

Project leader
Dr. S.W.E. Rutten (Susan)

Dr. Esther van Eijk
Dr. Iris Sportel
Researchers from partner organizations

Consortium Leader
Verwey-Jonker Institute 

Consortium Partners

The aim of the study is to obtain a thorough national picture of the extent and nature of the problem of forced marriage, marital captivity and abandonment in the Netherlands. A combination of both quantitative and qualitative research methods (for interviews and case studies) has been used. The research is conducted by three parties: the St. Femmes for Freedom, Maastricht University and the Verwey-Jonker Institute.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Netherlands)

October 1, 2013 – July 1, 2014

Research website

Research publication(s)