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Courts Failing Domestic Abuse Victims

According to a freedom of information request. domestic abuse courts are failing victims due to significant waiting times for courts to settle a case.

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Clare’s Law to be Piloted in Aberdeen

A pilot scheme which allows people to see if their partner has a history of domestic violence or domestic abuse has been unrolled in Aberdeen and Ayrshire in the Scottish Government’s bid to control domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Fresh Wave of Interest in Psychological Abuse Being Criminalised

With increasing talks of a separate domestic abuse offence in England and Wales and the launch of pilot project to help individuals recognize abusive partners, in Aberdeen and Ayrshire there is increasing interest in making course of conduct amounting to psychological abuse a separate crime.

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Convention on Violence Against Women

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have issued a joint statement on the Government signing the Council of Europe’s Convention on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.

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Violence a significant barrier to women’s equality

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a message in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is to be observed on 25th November.

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Man sentenced to nine years for domestic violence

A 52-year old man from Glasgow has been given a 15-year extended sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh for a campaign of domestic abuse against five women that spanned 30 years. He will spend nine years in custody, reduced from ten years to reflect his guilty plea.

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