Domestic Abuse

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A new report on domestic abuse in the Irish criminal justice system is set to be launched by Women's Aid Ireland next month. The Unheard and Uncounted: Women, Domestic Abuse and the Irish Criminal Justice System report will be launched on Thursday 26 September following a seminar at the charity's Du

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Westminster will legislate to introduce a new offence of coercive control in Northern Ireland, former Justice Minister Claire Sugden has announced. In a statement this morning, Ms Sugden said she had been informed by Northern Ireland's Department of Justice that the UK Government's Domestic Abuse Bi

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Further action must be taken to improve how cases of domestic violence and abuse are handled in Northern Ireland's criminal justice system, according to a key watchdog. In a new report, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) warns that important reforms have been delayed as a result of t

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The Department of Justice and Probation Board NI (PBNI) will complete an assessment of a domestic violence pilot at Londonderry Magistrates' Court by September under the updated domestic and sexual violence and abuse strategy. Since last March, judges in Derry have been allowed to refer those convic

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Over 300 applications have been made to the Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS) in Northern Ireland since its introduction one year ago. New figures from the PSNI, which operates the scheme, reveal that 326 checks have been made and 40 people, identified as being at risk, have been

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New court rules required under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 have come into effect. The District Court Rules have been amended to facilitate the operation of the significant Act, which was commenced at the start of the year.

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New inheritance law reforms to prevent people who kill their partners from profiting will be brought to the Oireachtas within weeks. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan confirmed that new legislation will be introduced in the Dáil to address concerns raised in respect of the deaths of Celine Ca

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Ireland has officially ratified the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence this effect from today. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced the ratification following a special Government meeting held to mark International Women's Day 2019.

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The Victim Support at Court (V-SAC) charity has seen a 37 per cent increase in demand for its court accompaniment services in the last two years, the Irish Examiner reports. The latest figures from the charity reveal that it provided accompaniment services to 1,365 complainants, witnesses and family

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The Government's strategy to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence is set to be reviewed to examine its success. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today announced the mid-term review of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, which was launch

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The commencement of the Domestic Violence Act 2018 brings significant changes to Ireland’s law on domestic violence, including the introduction of offences under the heading of coercive control, the court’s express consideration of the victim’s psychological and emotional welfare,

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