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Definitions of Public Policy and the Law

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The definition offered here emphasizes law as a central aspect of public policy, including constitutional, international, and a human rights framework of law. The author also describes in a broad sense how law directly or indirectly affects survivors. Advocates may find this definition useful for expanding discussions, analysis, and action involving what aspects of law and policy they seek to influence through reform or enforcement.