Domestic Violence Legislation

Using the Law to Secure Women's Rights to Housing and Security of Tenure: A Brief Examination of Some Key Aspects of Family and Customary Law and Domestic Violence Legislation

This report is the result of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) request to Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) to examine how current laws regulating the granting of a divorce and ...

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Equal or Different: Comparing Women and Men's Use of the Domestic Violence Act (no. 116 of 1998).

The Domestic Violence Act ("the DVA") was introduced as a comprehensive civil remedy for domestic abuse in 1998. Many have sought its protection since, with at least 157 391 applications for protection orders made in ...

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South African Criminal Law and Battered Women Who Kill: Discussion Document 1

This discussion document serves as both a resource on the academic and comparative law treatment of the issues surrounding battered women who kill their abusive spouses and as a basis for debate on how South ...

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South African Criminal Law and Battered Women Who Kill: Discussion Document 2

Battered women who kill their abusers in South Africa often face barriers to accessing criminal law defences to murder. This document explores the reforms necessary for women to gain access to the defences. It continues ...

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Giving Women their Voice: Domestic Violence and Restorative Justice in South Africa

This paper analyses the Victim Offender Conferencing (VOC) model, which aims to mediate between victim and offender in cases of domestic violence. This research paper is concerned with determining the impact of mediation in domestic ...

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