Britain pledges to put “fear of God” on domestic abusers — Action News Now

Senior government minister Dominique Raab pledges to combat violence against women

British Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab vowed to resolve the loopholes in current legislation that allow “too many” criminals to escape punishment and inject “fear of God” into domestic abusers.

Raab wrote in The Telegraph that he promised to extend the time limit for victims of domestic violence to report crimes from six months to two years.He argued that the existing restrictions already allow “Too many cases” Escape the court simply because the victim is too scared to come forward quickly “time up.”

The extension of the time limit for prosecution is part of a package of measures taken by the Deputy Prime Minister to combat violence against women. “The door of justice is open to thousands” A person who has been abused at home in the UK.

For many people, fear of going out alone after dark, or fear of being beaten in their own homes, is a grim daily reality. We must reverse this situation.

According to the data cited by Raab, the number of victims who were unable to prosecute the accused due to insufficient time has increased from 1,451 in 2016-17 to 3,763 in 2020-21.

The reforms he plans to carry out are aimed at restoring women’s confidence in the justice system, and “Instill the fear of God into anyone’s heart” He said who might consider abusing them.They are in response to a quasi-government report on the effectiveness of police contact with women and girls published in March last year, which talked about “Popularity” Gender-based violence.

According to the new legislation, taking pictures or videos of breastfeeding mothers without their consent will now constitute a crime, with a maximum sentence of two years in prison. The move was made after Labour MP Stella Creasy expressed concern about being photographed breastfeeding babies on public transport.

In response to the government’s statement, Nicole Jacobs, the domestic abuse commissioner of England and Wales, praised the change in the rules as an effective way “Remove another obstacle to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

The legislation will take effect through amendments to the police, crime, sentencing and court bills, which are currently being passed by parliament.

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