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Domestic Violence: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution, Internationally and Domestically

The scourge of domestic violence persists and has escalated exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries have adopted legislation and hotlines to address the issue. But challenges persist both socioeconomically and legally.

This webinar discusses the causes and consequences of domestic violence. The expert panelists present an overview of the relevant international legislation, focusing on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention), which is the first and most comprehensive international treaty specifically addressing these issues. They propose remedies for the lack of implementation and will discuss the challenges to enforcing protection orders and instituting actions against violators. A domestic violence survivor addresses the difficulties for victims of domestic abuse such as fear of the perpetrator, loss of income if an action is instituted, and codependence on the perpetrator.




Transcript: Domestic Violence: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution, Internationally and Domestically

Domestic Violence and International Law

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