TITLE

Researchers Say Massachusetts Family Courts Fail to Protect Battered Women and Their Children; Study Applies Human Rights Analysis to Child Custody Cases Involving Domestic Violence

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/4/2004, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Taking a novel approach to the analysis of child custody awards in cases where domestic violence is involved, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have documented what they argue is a recurring pattern of potential human rights violations by the state and a failure to protect battered women and their children. The researchers cited numerous human rights treaties and conventions meant to protect women and children from violence including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Intimate partner violence and child abuse are increasingly recognized as major public health concerns in both the United States and around the world.
ACCESSION #
13371508

 

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