Ebonyi State and the Law Against Domestic Violence:

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Generally, the few states with Laws Against Domestic Violence (LADV), like Ebonyi and Lagos states - have these laws as Civil laws (but still contain few criminal provisions) - where claimants/petitioners can possess reasonable control over the wheels of justice, unlike in criminal cases where they would be mere prosecutrixes, with little or no control over the turning of the [slow] wheels of justice.

Typically, these laws exist side by side with the Criminal Code Laws and the Violence Against Persons (VAPP) Laws - an array of laws designed to protect and…

Charles E. Uche Esq.

Law and Development | Transitional Justice. Staff Attorney, Connected Development [CODE].

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