The Department of Justice and Correctional Services invites you to comment on the Domestic Violence Amendment Draft Bill, 2020.
4 provided input.
The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 so as to —
* further regulate certain definitions;
* further facilitate the obtaining of protection orders against acts of domestic violence;
* introduce obligations on relevant functionaries in the Department of Social Development and the Department of Health to provide certain services to victims of domestic violence;
* to align the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 with the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act, 2011
Comments close on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
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