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Peru: Protection from Domestic Violence

(Jan. 5, 2009) On November 25, 2008, the Peruvian Congress amended existing laws to provide greater protections for victims of domestic violence. Law No. 29282, enacted after the incorporation of observations submitted by President Alan Garcia Perez, amends the Criminal Code and the revised text of Law No. 26260 on protection from domestic violence. The […]

Israel: Prevention of Domestic Violence

(Apr. 2, 2008) On March 4, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Violence in the Family Law 5751-1991. The 1991 Law authorizes the court to issue an order for the protection of an individual from a family member who has used violence or committed a sexual offense against that individual, […]

Taiwan: Domestic Violence Law Amended

(Feb. 2, 2008) On January 9, 2008, the Domestic Violence Prevention Law was amended. Article 10, item 3, now specifies that the docket fee is waived for the filing of a request for, revocation, alteration, extension, and appeal of a restraining order. (Amendment to Domestic Violence Prevention Law, 6779 THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF […]