• Pakistan: Domestic Violence Bill Referred to Council of Islamic Ideology
    on August 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    In a letter to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser dated July 5, 2021, the adviser on parliamentary affairs to Pakistan’s prime minister, Babar Awan, recommended that the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021 be referred for review to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII)—a constitutional advisory body on Shari‘a law issues. In providing his … Continue reading “Pakistan: Domestic Violence Bill Referred to Council of Islamic Ideology” […]

  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police Report Increase in Incidents of Unattended Children Trapped in Hot Cars and Homes
    on August 6, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    On June 16, 2021, the Dubai Police Department Search and Rescue Division announced that its teams had responded to 182 reports of unattended children and infants in hot cars and homes over the previous 17 months. Some of the children had suffered heat exhaustion due to their parents’ neglect in leaving them alone inside parked … Continue reading “United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police Report Increase in Incidents of Unattended Children Trapped in Hot Cars and Homes” […]

  • England: Government Proposes Ban on Housing Children Under 16 in Unregulated Accommodations
    by Pete Quinn on March 11, 2021 at 9:15 am

    (Mar. 11, 2021) In response to a consultation (survey) launched on February 12, 2021, on the provision of unregulated accommodations for children in care, England’s government recently announced its intention to amend regulations to prohibit children under 16 years old from being placed in independent or semi-independent accommodations. This type of accommodation is not required [… […]

  • Brazil: State of Rio de Janeiro Mandates Reporting by Condominium Managers of Domestic Violence
    by Kelly Buchanan on October 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    (Oct. 2, 2020) On September 18, 2020, the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro sanctioned Law No. 9,014, which provides that instances or evidence of domestic violence against women, children, adolescents, people with disabilities, or elderly people, in condominium units must be communicated to the condominium managers (síndicos) or other condominium administrators, who [… […]

  • Italy: Parliamentary Investigation Commission Established to Review Protection of Minors in Care
    by Charlotte Stichter on September 18, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    (Sept. 18, 2020) Law No. 107 of July 29, 2020, a new law creating a Parliamentary Investigative Commission to investigate the activities of family-type communities providing care for minors, entered into effect in Italy on September 12, 2020. Mandate of the Commission The role of the Commission is to investigate the current situation of minors [… […]

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