Country Mauritius
Year 2004
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Amendment to Protection from Domestic Violence Act
In 2004, amendments were brought to the Protection from Domestic Violence Act 1997 to provide for the following:
(a) Cases of domestic violence committed by any person living under the same roof;
(b) The period for the service of notice on the respondent spouse to appear before the court was extended to 14 days; and 
(c) Provision of counselling with the consent of the parties concerned.

Full Text

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/MAR/Q/5/Add.1 pp. 7 and 8