The mediation process in divorce cases is vulnerable to power relation imbalances and domestic violence. Domestic Violence Screening is a set of questions delivered by the mediator to the parties in Religious Court to examine whether domestic violence happens in the marriage. Domestic Violence Screening in mediation is not well known in Indonesia however it has been vastly used in many countries such as USA and Australia. This research tried to explained the benefit of Domestic Violence Screening in divorce mediation in Religious Court and identify whether it can be applied in Indonesia. Screening allows for: a) identification of power relation imbalance and domestic violence; b) domestic violence recording; and c) provide referral services for domestic violence victims.
- divorce; mediation; screening; religious court