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Violence Against Women: Dimensions of Fear and Culture

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Competency Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Violence Against Women: Dimensions of Fear and Culture

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This course explores the challenging and complex issues relating to violence against women, from both a domestic and an international legal perspective.

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Violence Against Women: Dimensions of Fear and Culture

The Honourable James Spigelman AC QC served as Chief Justice of NSW and Lieutenant Governor from 1998 until end May 2011.

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This course explores the challenging and complex issues relating to violence against women, from both a domestic and an international legal perspective.

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The cultural and social bases for violence against women have been a focus of public attention for at least four decades.  Although progress has been made during this time, it is clear that much remains to be done, both in Australia and abroad.

The issue of violence against women is discussed in this course from both a domestic and international human rights perspective.   The course begins by exploring the different legislative and policy initiatives undertaken in Australia in recent years to address the issue of violence against women. It also examines reforms in the domestic criminal justice system, such as protection orders and the use of provocation as a defence to murder.

The course discusses the different international human rights instruments which attempt to prevent and address violence against women.  It explores the idea that freedom from fear is a critical dimension of existing human rights, as fear can limit a person’s ability to exercise and enjoy their rights.  The course discusses the practical impact of fear on personal freedom and human rights.

The cultural dimensions of violence against women are also explored, with a particular focus on honour killings and forced marriages. These issues are explored through cases and examples which illustrate the complex manner in which culture interacts with this issue and the limitations of traditional ‘Western’ interventions in this context.

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