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postgraduate thesis: Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance: a piece of work in progress or the ultimatesolution for gay victims?

TitleDomestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance: a piece of work in progress or the ultimatesolution for gay victims?
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lam, C. M. [林智偉]. (2012). Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance : a piece of work in progress or the ultimate solution for gay victims?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5053421
Abstract   1 January 2010 was a milestone for the survivors and victims of same-sex domestic violence in Hong Kong. After a hard fought legislative battle, the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (DCRVO) was extended to cover cohabitation relationships irrespective of sexual orientation.    With the inclusion of same-sex cohabitants in the legislation, gay survivors are provided the same legal protection as different sex couples. It is believed that equality has been achieved for gay victims, in theory at least. Indeed, the topic of same-sex domestic violence seemed to vanish from the public sphere as soon as the Ordinance was enacted. Nevertheless, considering the cultural and social obstacles experienced by gay victims of domestic violence, e.g. social perception of homosexuality and the fear of being ‘outed’ by reporting the incidents, coupled with a lack of supplementary support services available to people with alternative sexual orientations, it is uncertain how effective this amendment will be to Hong Kong sexual minorities in practice. Therefore, the primary research question for this thesis is to what extent the DCRVO is effective in protecting in practice.    This research question will be answered by a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods. This paper focuses on three areas particularly - the awareness amongst the gay community in Hong Kong of the legislation; the availability of same-sex domestic violence support services; and the subsequent complementary policies provided by the government. This study argues that without adequate complementary policies, the DCRVO will always remain to be a piece of work in progress, and not the ultimate solution for gay victims in Hong Kong.
DegreeMaster of Philosophy
SubjectFamily violence - Law and legislation - China - Hong Kong.
Abused lesbians - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.
Lesbian couples - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.
Abused gay men - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.
Gay couples - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramLaw
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188302

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, Chi-wai, Michael.-
dc.contributor.author林智偉.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-27T08:03:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-27T08:03:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLam, C. M. [林智偉]. (2012). Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance : a piece of work in progress or the ultimate solution for gay victims?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5053421-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188302-
dc.description.abstract   1 January 2010 was a milestone for the survivors and victims of same-sex domestic violence in Hong Kong. After a hard fought legislative battle, the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (DCRVO) was extended to cover cohabitation relationships irrespective of sexual orientation.    With the inclusion of same-sex cohabitants in the legislation, gay survivors are provided the same legal protection as different sex couples. It is believed that equality has been achieved for gay victims, in theory at least. Indeed, the topic of same-sex domestic violence seemed to vanish from the public sphere as soon as the Ordinance was enacted. Nevertheless, considering the cultural and social obstacles experienced by gay victims of domestic violence, e.g. social perception of homosexuality and the fear of being ‘outed’ by reporting the incidents, coupled with a lack of supplementary support services available to people with alternative sexual orientations, it is uncertain how effective this amendment will be to Hong Kong sexual minorities in practice. Therefore, the primary research question for this thesis is to what extent the DCRVO is effective in protecting in practice.    This research question will be answered by a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods. This paper focuses on three areas particularly - the awareness amongst the gay community in Hong Kong of the legislation; the availability of same-sex domestic violence support services; and the subsequent complementary policies provided by the government. This study argues that without adequate complementary policies, the DCRVO will always remain to be a piece of work in progress, and not the ultimate solution for gay victims in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B5053421X-
dc.subject.lcshFamily violence - Law and legislation - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshAbused lesbians - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshLesbian couples - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshAbused gay men - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshGay couples - Legal status, laws, etc. - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleDomestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance: a piece of work in progress or the ultimatesolution for gay victims?-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5053421-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLaw-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5053421-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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