The Domestic Violence Bill underwent the introduction and first reading before the Legislative Assembly on 19th December 2017. The Bill seeks to provide greater protection for victims of domestic violence and to make provision for the granting of protection orders and for connected matters.
The Domestic Violence Bill, subsequent to its first reading, has been submitted to a Select Committee, chaired by Hon. Claude Hogan, member of the Legislative Assembly. The Select Committee is tasked with examining the clauses of the Bill and reporting to the Legislative Assembly on the Bill by June 2018.