China’s criminal response to domestic violence against women: Private prosecution and a human rights approach

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Abstract

The problem of domestic violence in China is serious, but the term ‘domestic violence’ has become known to China only very recently. After the United Nations (UN) passed the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (DEVAW) in 1993, and at a time when China was looking for opportunities after the 1989 incident to show the world its achievements in human rights, the country successfully hosted the World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing. Since 1995, domestic violence against women has become an increasingly important human rights topic in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights
EditorsLeanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick, Marinella Marmo
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Chapter42
Pages449-459
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-67989-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-93117-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Violence against women
  • Domestic violence
  • China

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