Protection Against Violence: The Challenges of Incorporating Human Rights' Standards to Procedural Law

L. Sosa*, J. Niemi, Suzan van der Aa

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In the past three decades, violence against women has received considerable attention in human rights law. While traditionally a matter for national law, today several human rights instruments place obligations on states to protect victims from gender-based violence via protection orders. National procedural law doctrines, however, have not been particularly adaptive to these demands. In this article we discuss the structures, principles, and mechanisms of procedural law in relation to the demands from human rights law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-961
Number of pages23
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


  • orders
  • women

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