Grenada: Update to GRD34358.E of 11 May 2000 on status of the Domestic Violence Bill and the Child Protection Act
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||23 October 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GRD37982.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Grenada: Update to GRD34358.E of 11 May 2000 on status of the Domestic Violence Bill and the Child Protection Act, 23 October 2001, GRD37982.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be3718.html [accessed 30 May 2015]|
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The information contained in this Response was provided during a 23 October 2001 telephone interview with the coordinator of the Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic in St. Georges, Grenada.
Although the Domestic Violence Bill came into effect on 29 May 2001, the supporting structures that are necessary for its implementation are not yet in place. In addition to changes to the criminal code, amendments of the court procedures for dealing with cases of domestic violence are required.
To prepare for the implementation of this Bill, the Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic, in coordination with the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), is currently providing training for police officers and social workers who deal with domestic violence.
As mentioned in GRD34358.E, the Child Protection Act pertains only to children in institutions, and as such it is necessary to re-evaluate the scope of the Act to include other child welfare issues, however at this time no amendments have been made.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic (LACC), St. Georges. 23 October 2001. Telephone interview with coordinator.