The City of Edinburgh Council is taking part in a new, multi-agency campaign to highlight the range of support that is available to the victims of domestic violence....
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A dedicated domestic abuse court is to be piloted at Livingston Sheriff Court from Thursday 16th February. The new multi-agency pilot will improve the service domestic abuse victims in West Lothian receive from the criminal justice system. The pilot will initially run for 12 months.
A domestic abuse court is to be piloted at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The specialist court aims to improve the way in which allegations of domestic abuse are dealt with in the criminal justice system.
Edinburgh City Council has chaired a seminar on domestic abuse which looked at how different agencies involved in domestic violence should work together to tackle the problem. The event was part of the International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women campaign which runs until 10th December.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service has announced that the specialist domestic abuse court at Dunfermline Sheriff Court will become a permanent feature after the conclusion of successful pilot programme, reports the Journal Online.
The Fawcett Society, supported by a group of charities, unions and academics, has published a report outlining policy recommendations for the Government to ensure that progress made in women's rights and equality is not undermined by deficit reducing budget cuts.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, a 52-year old man from Glasgow has been given a 15-year extended sentence for a 30-year campaign of violence and domestic abuse against women. He will spend nine years in custody, reduced from ten years to reflect his guilty plea.
A flagship report from UN Women, the UN’s new organisation for women, calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.
The Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions has concluded with recommendations for judges, other government officials and experts to consider when confronted with Convention issues. The recommendations strive to improve the way in which the Conventions operate in Contracting States.
The Council of Europe’s new Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence has been opened for signature on the occasion of the 121st Session of the of Committee of Ministers taking place in Istanbul, gathering Ministers of Foreign Affairs from 47 Member States. The Convention is also open to accession by non-European countries and by the European Union.