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Law No. 13/2022/QH15 dated November 14th, 2022 of the National Assembly on Law on Prevention and Combat against Domestic Violence
Posted: 19/12/2022 8:38:35 AM | Latest updated: 30/3/2023 3:41:41 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5604 | Vietlaw: 598

This Law provides for the prevention, protection, support, and handling of violations against regulations on prevention and combat against domestic violence; conditions for ensuring prevention and combat against domestic violence; state management and responsibilities of agencies, organizations, families, and individuals in preventing and combating domestic violence.

Domestic violence acts include:

a) Torturing, ill-treating, beating, and threatening or acts of intentionally violating the health and lives of others;

b) Insulting, nagging, or other acts of intentionally insulting the honor and dignity of others;

c) Forcing people or animals to witness violence to put constant psychological pressure;

d) Ignoring, deserting, not nurturing, or taking care of family members who are children, pregnant women, women who are raising children under 36 months old, the elderly, disabled people, or people who are unable to take care of themselves; not educating family members who are children;

dd) Discriminating against family members’ body, gender, sexuality, and capability;

e) Preventing family members from meeting their family members, having legal, healthy social relationships, or committing acts of isolating and putting constant psychological pressure;

g) Preventing the performance of rights and obligations in the family relations between grandparents and grandchildren; between father, mother, and child; between husband and wife; between brothers and sisters;

h) Disclosing or spreading information on personal life, secrets, and family secrets of other family members to insult their honor and dignity;

i) Forcing sexual intercourse against the will of the wife or husband;

k) Forcing performance of erotic acts; forcing other family members to listen to, view, and read pornographic audio, images, and contents, inciting violence;

l) Imposing forced child marriage, marriage, and divorce or preventing marriage or divorce illegally;

m) Forcing pregnancy, abortion, and fetal sex selection;

n) Appropriating or vandalizing the general property of the family or personal property of other family members;

o) Forcing family members to overwork, over-study, or make financial contributions more than they can afford; controlling property and income of family members to create a state of physical, mental dependence, or other aspects;

p) Isolating or holding family members in custody;

q) Forcing family members to leave their legal residence illegally.

According to Article 9 of this Law, domestic violence victims may request competent agencies or individuals to apply measures to prevent, protect, and support as prescribed by this Law; receive allocation of shelters and may complain, denounce, and file a lawsuit against acts that violate domestic violence prevention and combat laws.

This Law comes into force as of July 1, 2023 and replaces the Law on Prevention and Combat against Domestic Violence No. 02/2007/QH12status3 dated November 21st, 2007.

To amend, supplement to Article 135 of the Code of Civil Procedure No. 92/2015/QH13status2 relating to competence of Courts in making decisions on application of provisional emergency measures.


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