Friday, June 2, 2017


China Center Fellow Writes Working Paper on Domestic Violence

A year after China adopted its landmark Anti-Domestic Violence Law (“DV Law”), serious safety concerns persist for victims of domestic violence. Despite the introduction of key legal protection measures aimed at improving victim safety, China continues to face legal and policy challenges in achieving the critically important goal of keeping victims out of harm’s way. In this working paper, Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow Su Lin Han examines the impact of legal and policy constraints of China’s new DV Law on victim safety. It also explores possible institutional mechanisms which can be designed to address victim safety concerns in the course of the DV Law’s implementation.

Read the full paper as a PDF.

Su Lin Han is a Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. A native of Beijing who has lived in the United States since graduating college, she has extensive experience and expertise in numerous aspects of Chinese and American law. After receiving a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, she worked as a corporate attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC and the Hong Kong office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. More recently, she has worked as a legal consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on a variety of legal reform projects in China, including collateral law and registry reforms in relation to drafting of China’s Property Law and financial reform issues. Since joining the Center, she has been closely following the development of China’s employment discrimination law and enforcement mechanisms, domestic violence law and practice, as well as consumer protection regulation, and public interest litigation in China.