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"Domestic violence is for the child one of the most serious possible abuses"

2021-06-10T21:49:33.643Z

INTERVIEW - Édouard Durand, children's judge at the Bobigny court and co-chairman of the incest commission, pleads for a violent spouse to be considered a dangerous parent.



LE FIGARO.

- In the current state of the law, the child who grows up in a home marked by domestic violence is not considered a victim - the victim is the mother (and in rare cases, the father).

How is it for you?

Édouard Durand. -

Domestic violence is for the child in the order of exposure to a scene of war or terrorism. They will disrupt his whole life. Psychologists say he is a co-victim in terms of psychic consequences. But on the criminal level, it has no status. The law of August 3, 2018 already says that his presence during a scene of domestic violence is an aggravating factor, it is a step forward. Another possible avenue is, through the legal mechanism of the ideal combination of qualification, to prosecute the violent conjugal both for violence against his spouse and for ill-treatment against the child. For the moment, the idea is not much discussed. But on the subject of domestic violence, the status of the child in

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