Domestic Abuse

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Legislation to create a new domestic abuse offence for Northern Ireland is being debated at the second stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Addressing a small number of MLAs in the chamber earlier this afternoon, Justice Minister Naomi Long said she was pleased to bring the bill forward, "even th

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A new awareness campaign has been launched to ensure that victims of domestic abuse know services are still available in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. New TV and radio ads now airing reflect the particular issues raised for some by the need to stay at home because of restrictions introduced to

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Legislation to create a new domestic abuse offence for Northern Ireland has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill 2020 aims to criminalise patterns of controlling and coercive behaviour, as well as physical abuse, against a partner, former p

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An Garda Síochána has announced a crackdown on domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic. The Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) is overseeing the implementation of "Operation Faoisimh", which is designed to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are supported and pr

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Proposed new domestic violence laws will take up to a year to come into effect to allow for training across the justice system, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. Ms Long is planning to introduce legislation to make it an offence for a person to engage in a course of abusive behaviour (on two or

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Certain domestic abuse offenders in England and Wales will have to take lie detector tests after their release from custody under new UK government plans. A three-year pilot will see mandatory polygraph examinations imposed on "high risk" offenders three months after release and every six months aft

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Domestic abuse legislation will be introduced at Stormont by April or May this year, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. Department of Justice officials "are currently working with legislative counsel to finalise a Domestic Abuse Bill for introduction locally", she said.

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Legislation to criminalise abusive behaviour in domestic and close family relationships will be brought forward in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The UK government had come under pressure to legislate in Northern Ireland before the restoration of Stormont, but Justice Minister Naomi Long said she no

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An initiative designed to make victims of domestic violence feel safer in their own homes could be rolled out in Northern Ireland. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey told a conference hosted by Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid that she is considering plans to introduce the Sanctuary Scheme model fir

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The criminal justice system in Ireland is failing victims of domestic abuse, with only a minority of women feeling safer or that justice has been done after engaging with it. A major new report released by Women's Aid yesterday outlines what the frontline organisation says are significant failings b

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