Country Antigua and Barbuda
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Evidence (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act of 2016 allows vulnerable witnesses of crimes such as sexual assault and abuse to give evidence without having to face the perpetrator in court in order to reduce their potential re-victimization. 

Source of Information

Antigua and Barbuda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.16 and p.41