Will domestic abuse protection notices and orders improve victim protection and assure the United Kingdom’s compliance with the Istanbul Convention?

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The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 introduces two new civil preventative measures - Domestic Abuse Protection Notices (DAPNs) and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPOs) – with the aim of improving the protection afforded to victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales. This chapter evaluates whether DAPNs and DAPOs will improve victim protection and whether they will assure compliance with the UK’s obligations under the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women (the Istanbul Convention). The Istanbul Convention is the first international treaty to explicitly recognise that protection orders should be a core element of any coordinated, strategic response to domestic abuse, and to require states to protect domestic abuse victims through protection orders. This is the first publication to explore whether the introduction of DAPNs and DAPOs will assure compliance with the Istanbul Convention. With domestic abuse now recognised as a global health issue, this chapter will be of widespread interest to academics within and beyond the United Kingdom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomestic Violence and Abuse - Research Handbook
EditorsBurton Mandy, Bettinson Vanessa, Richardson Kayliegh, Speed Ana
PublisherEdward Elgar
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Dec 2023

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