We are arguing, in court, in support of these ground-breaking cases, and calling on the Court of Appeal to send a clear message:
❗️That outdated and harmful myths about domestic violence are no longer welcome in family courts. ❗️
The Court of Appeal will be asked (for the first time in 20 years) to give guidance on how the family courts should protect victims of abuse and their children in cases where there are allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour and sexual violence. 4/5
This week, the Court of Appeal will hear four joined cases where women are seeking to overturn decisions made in the family courts.
The cases all raise issues about the way the court responds to allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour and rape. 3/5
For too long, the family courts have ignored calls to address the systemic problems with how they deal with violence against women and girls.
This includes their failure to protect victims of domestic abuse and their children and enabling perpetrators to evade justice. 2/5