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25 March 2010

Parliament approves law on domestic violence

Diario Nacional, March 24, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Parliament has approved a new law on domestic violence last Monday, 22 March 2010.

The law was presented by the Government through the State Secretary for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Idelta Maria Rodrigues, to the Parliament to be discussed and approved.

Rodrigues said that the Government produced this law in order to protect people from domestic violence and to guarantee the victims to get access to legal assistance, particularly the victims of domestic violence.

“Timor-Leste needs a law that can protect people from domestic violence and those who had engaged in domestic violence should be tried,” Rodrigues said.

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