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Jul 19, 2022 08:05 PM
CHINA

China’s Top Court Makes It Easier for Domestic Abuse Victims to Escape Abusers

The Supreme People’s Court said that people whose family members have subjected them to physical or mental abuse through freezing, starvation, stalking or harassment can apply for personal safety protection orders. Photo: VCG
The Supreme People’s Court said that people whose family members have subjected them to physical or mental abuse through freezing, starvation, stalking or harassment can apply for personal safety protection orders. Photo: VCG

China’s top court has issued a new legal interpretation that should make it easier for domestic abuse victims to prevent abusers from contacting them, by both expanding the definition of domestic violence and clarifying the kind of evidence that can be accepted.

The Supreme People’s Court said (link in Chinese) that people whose family members have subjected them to physical or mental abuse through freezing, starvation, stalking or harassment can apply for personal safety protection orders.

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