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Protection Orders for Battered Women in Israel

Department of Human services, Emek Israel College, Afula 19300, Israel
Academic Editor: Jill C. Engle
Received: 24 May 2016 / Revised: 3 August 2016 / Accepted: 6 August 2016 / Published: 12 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Domestic Violence and Family Law)
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The aim of the present study is to describe and re-consider the findings obtained from analysis of 260 protection orders that were granted in cases of violence by men against their partners. The Prevention of Domestic Violence Law was enacted in Israel in 1991. The data collection for the study took place 10 years later, after the 1996 amendment was enacted. In this article I revisit the data, the only empirical data on protection orders in Israel, and examine both the process of obtaining protection orders and several attendant issues that are relevant to the procedure, such as the remedies the law offers and the use (or lack of it) judges make of them. The study compares the first ex parte hearings and the second hearings, and the discussion and summary sections provide an insight into the problems emerging from the description of the situation in Israel in light of the current knowledge existing in the world today. View Full-Text
Keywords: protection orders; legal intervention; domestic violence protection orders; legal intervention; domestic violence
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Yassour-Borochowitz, D. Protection Orders for Battered Women in Israel. Laws 2016, 5, 32.

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