• New Law in Afghanistan will help perpetrators of Domestic Violence – Tina Royles – Domestic Violence Expert

    February 6, 2014

    Domestic Violence Advice

    The New Law in Afghanistan which has been passed by Parliament but is awaiting the Presidents signature will actually help the perpetrators of domestic violence and silence the voices of domestic violence victims.

    The New Law prevents relatives of an ‘alleged’ accused from giving evidence against the accused, and unless there is some stipulation that makes an exemption for cases where domestic violence is prevalent then this is an appalling backward step which is life threatening for victims of domestic violence who will have no redress for crimes committed against them.

    There is outcry (quite appropriately) in the media frenzy around this story – lets hope that we haven’t been given all the facts relating to this law, and that the issue of domestic violence and the plight of domestic violence victims has been considered. If not then surely this is an appalling infringement on human rights, and a massive detrimental step backwards.

    For more information on the article around this story please see following link:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552084/Afghanistan-effectively-legalises-domestic-violence-new-law-bans-testifying-against-relatives.html

     

    About Tina Royles

    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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