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Arresting Developments

Abstract:

Normally when a court order is breached an individual will face sanctions for contempt of court. However, the position in relation to non-molestation orders made under the Family Law Act 1996 is a little different. Section 42A Family Law Act 1996 makes it a criminal offence to breach such an order. This provision was designed to enhance protection to victims of domestic violence by placing responsibility for enforcement in the hands of the police, rather than depending on the victim bring pro...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
New Law Journal Publisher's website
Journal:
New Law Journal Journal website
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-05
ISSN:
0306-6479
URN:
uuid:be047839-ec45-4c95-a896-1c949b6df4f8
Source identifiers:
625000
Local pid:
pubs:625000

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