Country Dominica
Year 2001
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Protection against Domestic Violence Act was developed in 2001 and is open to wide interpretation in its definition.  The Act affords injunctive relief in the forms of Protection, Occupation, and Tenancy Orders from the courts. Perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse can be prevented from entering or remaining on the premises of the survivor. The Act also provides police the powers to enter premises without warrants where domestic violence is suspected.

Source of Information

The Government of Dominica, National Review on Beijing +20 2014,  pg 29