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Law Enforcement Officers Cautioned Against Trivialisation of Domestic Violence

Wednesday, 7th April 2016

"The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Mr Xavier-Luc Duval, cautioned law enforcement officers as well as other concerned agencies against the trivialisation and minimisation of domestic violence, especially in cases where abuse is recurrent.

The Deputy Prime Minister was proceeding with the launching of the Report of the National Coalition against Domestic Violence Committee yesterday in Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Aurore Perraud, and other personalities.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the practice of mediation approach in the context of domestic violence should not be an excuse to not take any action against the perpetrator, or not hold the perpetrator accountable for the abuse. "Mediation should in parallel be accompanied by a series of other measures to prevent the recurrence of domestic violence," stated Mr Duval."

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