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Maria Eriksson, Marianne Hester, and Suvi Keskinen

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346032

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.001.0001

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

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

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(p.101) Seven Children’s peace? The possibility of protecting children by means of criminal law and family law
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Tackling men's violence in families
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Nordborg Gudrun

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.003.0007

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

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