Domestic Violence Act

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Michelle Thomas pointed out ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “In deciding whether to arrest a person it must be reasonably necessary and the constable is required to take into account three factors as is outlined in Section 5, subsection 4 (a) to (c) of the Domestic Violence Act. In the view of police officers, they are generally reluctant to intervene in matters. It is very interesting to see how this section is used because they have the ability to arrest where somebody has violated orders but yet still they are not arresting [and] that's another thing. The police can quickly, effectively protect other parties that are concerned, but they fail to do so. What we are going to juxtapose is the fact that the English legislation gives the court the authority to attach a power of arrest to orders restraining the respondent from using violence only. Under the Jamaican legislation, the power of arrest is automatically attached to all protection orders, yet still we have low rates of police intervention where protection orders are being violated,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Michelle Thomas argued ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “The Act does not have a proper definition of what domestic violence is. As set out in the Act, the memorandum of objects and reasons refers to violence within the home. Such violence include physical abuse and verbal assault and other types of conduct which threatens the physical and mental health of the victim. Various sections of the Act refers to alleged conduct and makes references to molesting by following or lay waiting, watching and besetting, making persistent telephone calls, use of abusive language, behaving in a manner which is of such nature and degree as to cause annoyance which results in ill-treatment and that is in Section 4(1e) of the Act and for violence by threatening to use or use violence against or cause physical or mental injury, which is Section 4 (2). So right there you don't have a proper definition of what domestic violence is. You have these broad headings and you have to try to fit your situation within those prescribed headings. That's the first loophole,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Michelle Thomas said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “A breach of an occupation order will therefore not be an offence under the Act, but it may be coupled with a protection order or an interim protection order. A breach of either of these orders will lead to an offence. Now the provision of Section (5) for arrest without a warrant will apply in those circumstances. Stand alone there is no teeth. If you breach the occupation order – that's it. There is no enforceability, it doesn't have much teeth to bite. Therefore we wonder and question the efficacy of having an occupation order” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Thokozani Khupe said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : ”Violence stands against our values as Africans, therefore, let us take action against the abuse of women and children. I would like to conclude by alluding to the fact that the campaign against gender-based violence must not be for the period during the 16 days that is from November 25 to December 10, but it must go throughout the 365 days,” External link

newsday Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Kenya Demographic says ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : "Cases and Incidences of Violence Against Men in the Township Ward of Nyamira County" External link

nation-ke Monday, October 14, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “As a nation, we have lost our way and our state is collapsing. Violence against women, children and foreigners has become a daily occurrence,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “We need to replace both the Domestic Violence Act and Protection from Harassment Act with a single piece of legislation that is better suited to this challenge,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Singh Sandhu adds ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “Secondly, as per the Hindu Marriage Act, a marriage can either be declared void (completely illegal) or voidable by the court. It can be declared ‘voidable’ if an objection is filed saying that consent of boy or girl wasn’t taken etc., but when it comes to living together, the concept of marriage hardly matters now because two adults above 18, can live together, with or without marriage as live-in partners,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “When Hindus and Muslims are jailed under the dowry law [Dowry Prohibition Act] or the Domestic Violence Act, no one objects. What is the objection in penalising the practice? It is needed to provide gender justice and equality,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : "When Hindus and Muslims are jailed under dowry law or the Domestic Violence Act, no one objects. What is the objection in penalising the practice," External link

news18 Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

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Domestic Violence Act

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Michelle Thomas pointed out ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “In deciding whether to arrest a person it must be reasonably necessary and the constable is required to take into account three factors as is outlined in Section 5, subsection 4 (a) to (c) of the Domestic Violence Act. In the view of police officers, they are generally reluctant to intervene in matters. It is very interesting to see how this section is used because they have the ability to arrest where somebody has violated orders but yet still they are not arresting [and] that's another thing. The police can quickly, effectively protect other parties that are concerned, but they fail to do so. What we are going to juxtapose is the fact that the English legislation gives the court the authority to attach a power of arrest to orders restraining the respondent from using violence only. Under the Jamaican legislation, the power of arrest is automatically attached to all protection orders, yet still we have low rates of police intervention where protection orders are being violated,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Michelle Thomas argued ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “The Act does not have a proper definition of what domestic violence is. As set out in the Act, the memorandum of objects and reasons refers to violence within the home. Such violence include physical abuse and verbal assault and other types of conduct which threatens the physical and mental health of the victim. Various sections of the Act refers to alleged conduct and makes references to molesting by following or lay waiting, watching and besetting, making persistent telephone calls, use of abusive language, behaving in a manner which is of such nature and degree as to cause annoyance which results in ill-treatment and that is in Section 4(1e) of the Act and for violence by threatening to use or use violence against or cause physical or mental injury, which is Section 4 (2). So right there you don't have a proper definition of what domestic violence is. You have these broad headings and you have to try to fit your situation within those prescribed headings. That's the first loophole,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Michelle Thomas said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “A breach of an occupation order will therefore not be an offence under the Act, but it may be coupled with a protection order or an interim protection order. A breach of either of these orders will lead to an offence. Now the provision of Section (5) for arrest without a warrant will apply in those circumstances. Stand alone there is no teeth. If you breach the occupation order – that's it. There is no enforceability, it doesn't have much teeth to bite. Therefore we wonder and question the efficacy of having an occupation order” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Thokozani Khupe said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : ”Violence stands against our values as Africans, therefore, let us take action against the abuse of women and children. I would like to conclude by alluding to the fact that the campaign against gender-based violence must not be for the period during the 16 days that is from November 25 to December 10, but it must go throughout the 365 days,” External link

newsday Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Kenya Demographic says ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : "Cases and Incidences of Violence Against Men in the Township Ward of Nyamira County" External link

nation-ke Monday, October 14, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “As a nation, we have lost our way and our state is collapsing. Violence against women, children and foreigners has become a daily occurrence,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “We need to replace both the Domestic Violence Act and Protection from Harassment Act with a single piece of legislation that is better suited to this challenge,” External link

citizen Friday, September 20, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Singh Sandhu adds ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “Secondly, as per the Hindu Marriage Act, a marriage can either be declared void (completely illegal) or voidable by the court. It can be declared ‘voidable’ if an objection is filed saying that consent of boy or girl wasn’t taken etc., but when it comes to living together, the concept of marriage hardly matters now because two adults above 18, can live together, with or without marriage as live-in partners,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad said ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : “When Hindus and Muslims are jailed under the dowry law [Dowry Prohibition Act] or the Domestic Violence Act, no one objects. What is the objection in penalising the practice? It is needed to provide gender justice and equality,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shankar Prasad asked ( about Domestic Violence Act ) : "When Hindus and Muslims are jailed under dowry law or the Domestic Violence Act, no one objects. What is the objection in penalising the practice," External link

news18 Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT