Country Sri Lanka
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and witness Act was passed in February 2015. The main objective of the act is to uphold and enforce the rights and entitlement of victims of crimes and witnesses and provide a mechanism to promote, protect enforce and exercise such rights and entitlements.

Source of Information

The Government of Sri Lanka's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls. P.5

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