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Turcs and Caicos Islands: Police response to domestic violence; protection available to victims

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 5 July 2004
Citation / Document Symbol TCA42549.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Turcs and Caicos Islands: Police response to domestic violence; protection available to victims, 5 July 2004, TCA42549.E, available at: [accessed 13 December 2017]
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Information on the police response to domestic violence or protection available to victims in Turcs and Caicos Islands was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. According to an August 2001 reference in Gender Dialogue, the Turcs and Caicos is one of only four Caribbean countries that had not passed domestic violence legislation.

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 for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Gender Dialogue [Port-of-Spain]. August 2001. No. 4. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC). Tracy Robinson. "Why Domestic Violence Legislation is Not Enough." [Accessed 5 July 2004]

Additional Sources Consulted

The Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Women's Affairs did not respond to requests for information within time constraints.

Internet sites, including: Amnesty International (AI), Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI), Gender and Legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Women's Rights Action Website (IWRAW), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United States Department of State, Women's Rights Network, Women Watch, World News Connections (WNC).

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