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Criminal Law Archive - May 2016

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What can I do about a violent or abusive partner?

Can I get a restraining order? In the UK, only the criminal courts can make a restraining order, usually after a person has been on trial for an offence involving harassment or violence. The family court can, however make similar orders, known as non-molestation and occupation orders.  What is a non-molestation order? A... Read More

Bolivia bars men with history of domestic violence from public office

Of all the countries in South America, Bolivia has the highest rate of inter-partner violence, with over 50% of women having reported physical or sexual violence at the hands of their husbands. Now, a change in the law is seeking to keep the perpetrators of such violence away from public office. Earlier this week it was announced that men... Read More

Domestic violence law in Bolivia

Bolivia has the highest rate of inter-partner violence in South America, with more than 50% of women having reported physical or sexual violence at the hands of their husbands. Now, a change in the law is seeking to keep the perpetrators of such violence away from public office. Earlier this week it was announced that men who wish to run... Read More

Mississippi senate kills domestic violence divorce bill

A bill that would have at last added domestic violence as grounds for divorce in Mississippi died in the state senate earlier this month, leaving anti-abuse campaigners reeling. Republican Senator Sally Doty proposed Senate Bill 2418 back in February, which would have made domestic violence the thirteenth legal justification for divorce in... Read More
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