Kazakhstan to change penalties for domestic violence

Members of Mazhilis of Kazakhstan have started working on a document which will create a safe environment for women and children in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports.

«The draft law complies with the President’s instructions to tighten penalties for domestic violence,» a Mazhilis member Askhat Aimagambetov said.

The changes enforce tougher penalties for domestic battery and infliction of bodily harm. The new law imposes criminal liability instead of administrative liability. This will help enhance perpetrator accountability and ensure justice for victims.

The new law prescribes that a case based on available information on any act of domestic violence may be brought to court even without a compliant from the injured party.

Courts may appoint psychological assistance to persons who have committed domestic violence to manage their aggressive behaviour.

The draft law also provides for life imprisonment for paedophiles and criminal liability for encouraging and assisting suicide.

02 фев 2024, 08:16
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