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Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, there is domestic violence in our society.

Apart from threatening and abusive behaviour, the following is domestic violence as set out in the explanation of Domestic Violence Order.

Domestic violence includes the following behaviour;

(a) causing personal injury to a person or threatening to do so;

(b) coercing a person to engage in sexual activity or attempting to do so;

(c) damaging a person’s property or threatening to do so;

(d) depriving a person of the person’s liberty or threatening to do so;

(e) threatening a person with the death or injury of the person, a child of the person, or someone else;

(f) threatening to commit suicide or self-harm so as to torment, intimidate or frighten the person to whom the behaviour is directed;

(g) causing or threatening to cause the death of, or injury to, an animal, whether or not the animal belongs to the person to whom the behaviour is directed, so as to control, dominate or coerce the person;

(h) unauthorised surveillance of a person;

(i) unlawfully stalking a person.

Unauthorised surveillance, of a person, means the unreasonable monitoring or tracking of the person’s movements, activities or interpersonal associations without the person’s consent, including, for example, by using technology.

Examples of surveillance by using technology include:

- reading a person’s SMS messages;
- monitoring a person’s email account or internet browser history;
- monitoring a person’s account with a social networking internet site;
- using a GPS device to track a person’s movements;

- checking the recorded history in a person’s GPS device.

Contact Rita Derek of this firm for further advice.

Posted in: Derek Legal Blog at 19 September 18

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