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Papua New Guinea: Prosecute Domestic Violence from Human Rights Watch, 11/03/2015

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

img-icon-newsHuman Rights Watch research shows that police and prosecutors rarely pursue criminal charges against perpetrators, even in the most serious cases. Police often demand money from victims before they will act or simply ignore cases occurring in rural areas. Police appear reluctant to refer survivors for protection orders, and survivors who seek protection orders frequently encounter delays in the courts. These failures occur even in specialized family violence police units.

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