What is “Family Violence”?

Posted under News Updates on 27 May 2016
  • Family Violence is defined in the Women’s Charter as one of the following acts:
    • Wilfully or knowingly placing, or attempting to place a family member in fear of hurt
    • Causing hurt to a family member by such act which is known or ought to have been known would result in hurt
    • Wrongfully confining or restraining a family member against his will
    • Causing continual harassment with intent to cause or knowing that it is likely to cause anguish to a family member
    • This does not include any force lawfully used in self-defence, or by way of correction towards a child below 21 years of age
  • The following persons are considered to be family members:
    • Spouse or former spouse of the person
    • Child of the person in question, including an adopted child and a step-child;
    • Father or mother of the person in question;
    • Father-in-law or mother-in-law of the person in question;
    • Brother or sister of the person in question; or
    • Any other relative of the person in question
    • Any other person whom the Court feels should be regarded as a member of the family because of the person’s incapacity, physical or mental disability, ill-health or old age

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