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Children’s peace? The possibility of protecting children by means of criminal law and family law

Nordborg Gudrun

in Tackling men's violence in families

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346032
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303640 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.003.0007
Children’s peace? The possibility of protecting children by means of criminal law and family law

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This chapter elucidates the changes in the legal positions of women and children within intimate relations in criminal and family law when these relations are charged with sexualised violence. It emphasizes the position of the child in the gendered conflict of the adult world. Ultimately, the chapter seeks to problematise the current law in relation to human rights. It begins with a few perspectives on the law before moving on to analyse the possibilities of protecting children, using examples from Swedish law.

Keywords: legal position; women; Swedish criminal law; family law; sexual violence; human rights; child protection

Chapter.  7436 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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