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Defining other forms of forced marriage: bounty hunting

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Legislation should make it an offense to hire, solicit, aid, or conspire with a bounty hunter or to bounty hunt or attempt to bounty hunt for victims of forced marriage. Drafters should consider establishing a separate offense for bounty hunting or framing bounty hunting within the offenses of kidnapping, abduction, stalking, and false imprisonment. Legislation that recognizes bounty hunting as a form of these offenses in exchange for hire, should ensure the penalty reflects the gravity of the offense.