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Protection of Women in Domestic Violence in Myanmar: differences between Civil and Criminal Proceedings
- Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent forms of violence in the world. Definitely, Myanmar women also are without avoidance from this kind of violence. There is no legislation that pecifically addresses the offences and penalties concerning domestic violence. However, there are related laws for the protection of women from domestic violence. For example, like Myanmar Customary Law which provides the way of getting remedy to the victim who was suffered by domestic violence. Myanmar has ratified CEDAW in 1997 and has signed ICESCR in 2015 to protect women rights specially and to promote Human Rights in general. This research paper examines on different procedures, remedies and punishments concerning between civil and criminal proceeding related to the domestic violence of women especially in Myanmar. This analysis may produce how to make the effective procedure or mechanism in the litigation and how to implement preventive measures when suffering with the domestic violence both family level and in the community level. In addition, this analysis evaluates whether the actual protection of women for domestic violence in Myanmar is in line with international level or not, and then the next is what should be sound prevention to eliminate this kind of human torture.
Khin Mar Yee