1. The Committee on Social Affairs,
Health and Sustainable Development welcomes the excellent and timely
report prepared by Ms Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo (Monaco, ALDE) for the
Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.
2. As the Parliamentary Assembly pointed out in its Resolution 1468 (2005), forced marriages and child marriages violate the fundamental
rights of each and every victim, and can in no way be justified.
Appropriate measures must urgently be taken across Europe as recommended
in the draft resolution.
3. The Committee on Social Affairs wishes to propose a few amendments
to reinforce the text.