New Mental Harassment law in France

Yeah for France who introduced a law last year making “mental harassment” in marital relationships a criminal offence.

This shows that the French government recognizes the fact that many women are abused in marriages and without the power of the law, are unable to prosecute, or leave  their husbands.  Research supports this. Unfortunately, however, the French courts are not quick to embrace this law and many judges and police officers are slow in enforcement. This is a perfect example of how even written laws are not fully able to shift a deep cultural problem. (Source: Globe & M  26 November 2011)

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