Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Psychological Violence Law in France

France is set to introduce a new offense: psychological violence between married couples or partners living together.  This is an unusual venture into regulating matters within a family.  There is some concern, however, that the law will be abused and turn into a he said/she said debacle.  Nonetheless, the numbers are sobering: almost 3 women die weekly in France after being assaulted by a partner or ex-partner.  Read more here.  For editorials on the subject, see here and here.

MR

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