Clare's law (named after a domestic abuse sufferer and campaigner) gives women the right to ask police about their partner's domestic abuse history. Something which police were not previously obliged to disclose. Clare's law was first adopted in July in a couple of areas in the UK. It's now being rolled out further in the country, today Greater Manchester. If successful it looks like all over the UK the police will be able to offer this service. http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/clares-law-pilot http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-19495894 No reason why this shouldn't be adopted all over the world. Women/men and children should know if you're worthy of their trust and be entitled to information specific to them. Just as a creditor should know about your credit history. I particularly like the name as (another) Clare was a friend of mine in London who suffered a broken pelvis from her violent partner as well as occasional bruising from beatings. She had two kids to him and had to juggle them, the abuse she suffered at home and her aspirations to finish law school. In the end she dropped out. Her partner was jealous of her passing exams and meeting new ambitious people and so the abuse got worse.