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2 MPs call for private hearings

John Sealy

2 MPs call for private hearings

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TWO GOVERNMENT Ministers are calling for domestic abuse cases before the court to be held in camera – without Press and public.

In continuation of debate of the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) (Amendment) Bill 2016, Stephen Lashley and Michael Lashley described the amendments as timely and congratulated non-governmental organisations for their contribution to the legislation.

Michael Lashley, Minister of Transport and Works, said the amendments also concretised Government’s commitment to womenfolk and other social issues that confronted them.

He said the current legislation recognised victims’ rights and recalled that the governing party, when in Opposition, had called for a victims’ compensation scheme.

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