This is a somewhat new approach that may change the legal framework in the long term.
The Cincnatti City Council declared that freedom from domestic violence was a human right.
Here is a link to the resolution.
The key language is probably:
“That the City of Cincinnati declares that state and local governments bear a responsibility to continue securing this human right on behalf of their citizens.”
Here is a link to the Supporting Memorandum that was submitted to the Council.