Domestic Prevention Law of Lagos State, Nigeria (document, English)

Domestic Prevention Law of Lagos State Nigeria_English.pdf

Domestic Prevention Law of Lagos State, Nigeria (document, English)

Resource Type
Violence against Women Prevention Law
Publication Year
2007
Author(s)
Language
English (US)

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Country

Summary

A Law to Provide Protection Against Domestic Violence and Connected Purposes, Lagos State of Nigeria, 2007.

Content

PART I - PRELIMINARY

  • 1. Short title.
  • 2. Interpretation.
  • 3. Meaning of domestic violence.
  • 4. Meaning of domestic relationship.
  • 5. Meaning of family member.

PART II - PROTETION ORDERS

  • 6. Duties of police officers in relation to domestic violence.
  • 7. Information on offences involving domestic violence.
  • 8. Application for protection order.
  • 9. Application by children.
  • 10. Application by person lacking capacity.
  • 11. Application of behalf of certain persons.
  • 12. Application without notice for protection order.
  • 13. Power to make protection order.
  • 14. Counseling. 
  • 15. Existence of other proceedings not to preclude granting of protection order.
  • 16. Protection of dependents.
  • 17. Protection for co-respondents.
  • 18. Mutual orders.
  • 19. Contents of protection order.
  • 20. Further provision relating to prohibitions of contact.
  • 21. Duration of protection order.
  • 22. Breach of protection order.
  • 23. Arrest for breach of protection order.

PART III - MODE OF APPLICATION

  • 24. Applications by victims of domestic violence.
  • 25. Applications by other parties.
  • 26. Procedure in third party applications.
  • 27. Explanation of order.
  • 28. Persons who may be present during proceedings.
  • 29. Evidence. 
  • 30. Appeal by respondent.
  • 31. Restrictions on reports of proceedings.

PART IV - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

  • 32. Compensation.
  • 33. General provisions as to offences.
  • 34. Provision on delegated powers.

Source: Lagos State Ministry of Justice (Document Source)

 

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