Against domestic voilence China’s Parliament adopts country’s first law


The country’s first law against domestic violence that prohibits any form of domestic violence, including psychological abuse has been adopted by China’s Parliament. After a week-long bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top organ of China’s parliament this law has been approved.

Key facts

  • The main aims of this low are to bringing traditionally silent abuse victims, including couples who are in live-in relationship under legal protection.
  • According to this low it disallows any form of domestic violence in China and formally defines domestic violence.
  • With this it has restructures the process for obtaining restraining orders including measures long advocated by anti-domestic abuse groups.
  • According to this low the victims and those in direct danger of domestic violence can demands for a personal protection order and that must be granted by court within 72 hours.
  • And in urgent cases the court must take decisions must within 24 hours.
  • The order granted by court may not allow the addict from irritating, pestering or contacting the applicant and his or her close relatives.
  • The addict may be fined up to 1, 000 yuan and detained for up to 15 days or face criminal charges in serious offences for violation of protection order.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 29, 2015