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

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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