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Legal Systems Abuse and Coercive Control

26 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Legal Systems Abuse and Coercive Control

Legal Systems Abuse and Coercive Control


Wednesday, 26 May 2021 1pm to 2:30pm AEST

Presented by Heather Douglas

Drawing on interviews with women who have engaged with the legal system as a result of domestic violence, this presentation explores how women’s engagement with the legal system is frequently experienced as an extension of their abusive partner’s coercive control. It shows how legal processes provide an opportunity for abusive partners to continue and even expand their repertoire of coercive and controlling behaviours post-separation.

The presentation will highlight a number of judgments that have identified legal systems abuse and makes some suggestions about how it can be dealt with.

There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions during the livestream of the webinar using the ‘chat’ function.


26 May
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
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