The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse
CUREC Approval Reference: R78068/RE001
This project aims to investigate key themes in the implementation of family law within the context of domestic abuse allegations and State obligations towards people who make allegations of domestic abuse. It will widen a previous, smaller scale pilot project carried out in England amongst victims of domestic abuse, by conducting empirical research across three further stakeholder groups (lawyers, judges and magistrates, and other court professionals who provide information on the child/family to the court). Thus, we aim to gain a comprehensive overview of the experiences of people who make allegations of domestic abuses and attitudes of key actors that work within the family law system. Seven countries have been selected based on the prevalence of domestic abuse, availability of the relevant data, academic and civil society engagement with the issue, ratification of the Istanbul Convention, among other reasons. These are: England and Wales, France, French speaking Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Denmark. The research is funded by the Oak Foundation and considerable interest has been expressed from several organisations, in particular the Council of Europe and GREVIO regarding the development of common standards and guidance that could be adopted on a European wide basis.
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