Source: (2014) Columbia Human Rights Review. 46(1):85-157.
Section I begins with a descriptive account of American
domestic violence policy and the global domestic violence movement
that is patterned on it. Section II describes the formal (legal) and
informal (restorative) response to domestic violence in Cambodia.
Section III sets out two critiques of the American system: an antiessentialist
critique and a critique of criminalization. Section IV
applies those critiques to the Cambodian domestic violence law.
Finally, Section V of this article suggests that lessons from Cambodia
have broader implications for the international human rights
approach to domestic violence. (excerpt)
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