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State actors and lawmakers in The Bahamas have a legal duty to comply with the terms of the international human rights conventions that The Bahamas has ratified or acceded to. The Bahamas has a legal obligation to protect women and girls from domestic violence and sexual violence including sexual harassment. The State is required to put the necessary legal and administrative mechanisms in place to adequately protect women and girls from these forms of violence and to provide them with access to just and effective remedies.
There must be sustained efforts by the State such as continuous training of law enforcement personnel and judicial officers, sensitizing the media, educating the public to challenge the stereotypical attitudes dominant in The Bahamas which help to perpetuate violence against women and girls. The Constitution of The Bahamas is the supreme law.
It guards the human rights of all persons within Bahamas woman for sex country and holds the State able for violation of human rights. The obligation mandated by the Constitution to protect the human rights of persons within the country extends to a positive obligation on the State to protect women and girls from domestic violence and sexual violence. The legal framework which protects women and girls from gender-based violence includes the Constitution, Acts of Parliament and rules from the common law.
Some acts of violence which cause physical injury amount to a criminal offence for example assault, wounding and may be prosecuted under The Penal Code Bahamas woman for sex. Rather, it is to expand the range of options which are available to victims of domestic violence. Sexual harassment is governed by the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Act which was amended in All matters concerned with domestic violence are now governed by the Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act This Act expressly prohibits domestic violence and harassment. It creates a wide range of speedy and effective remedies which are aimed at reducing the incidences of and preventing domestic violence.
Rape is a criminal offence. It is also rape where the person agrees to have sexual intercourse because of threats of bodily harm, fear of bodily harm, fraudulent representations as to the nature of the act involved etc. The law governing rape is gender neutral. Both men and women are protected against the offence of rape. The maximum penalty for rape is imprisonment for life. Attempting to rape a person is also Bahamas woman for sex criminal offence.
The maximum penalty for attempting to rape a person is imprisonment for fourteen years. Where a married person has non-consensual sexual intercourse with his or her spouse, that person may be prosecuted for sexual assault.
It is in very limited circumstances that a married person can be prosecuted for sexual assault upon his or her spouse. These are:. For a person to be prosecuted for this offence, the consent of the Attorney General must be obtained.
It is not illegal for two persons of the opposite sex to have consensual sexual intercourse in private. It is only where persons of the same sex have sexual intercourse in a public place that it becomes a criminal offence. However, it is a criminal offence for an adult to have sexual intercourse with a person of the same sex who is under eighteen years of age.
The penalty for each of these criminal offences is imprisonment for twenty years. Men as well as women can be prosecuted for these offences. For a person to be prosecuted for any of these offences, the consent of the Attorney General must be obtained. Anyone who procures a person to have unlawful sexual intercourse by threats, intimidation, or false representation, administration of drugs etc.
Children under sixteen years of age cannot in law give consent to sexual intercourse and a Bahamas woman for sex range of other sexual activities. It is a criminal offence for anyone to have sexual intercourse with who is under sixteen years of age. This is commonly known as statutory rape. The penalty for Bahamas woman for sex unlawful sexual intercourse with who is under fourteen years of age is imprisonment for life. If a person attempts to have unlawful sexual intercourse with who is under fourteen years of age, he may be imprisoned for fourteen years.
For these two criminal offences, it is irrelevant whether the person believed that the child was sixteen years of age or older. If a person has unlawful sexual intercourse with who is not younger than fourteen years of age but is not yet sixteen years old, the penalty is imprisonment for life. Attempting to have unlawful sexual intercourse with such child is also a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for fourteen years. For the charges of having or attempting to have unlawful sexual intercourse with who is between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, a person who is not under the age of eighteen years and who has not been ly convicted of the same offence will have a defence if the person had reasonable cause to believe that the child was of or above sixteen years.
The Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act limits the period within which a person may be prosecuted for committing any of these two offences having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is between fourteen and sixteen years of age ; attempting to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is between fourteen and sixteen years of age. The prosecution for any of these offences must be commenced within six months of the commission of the offence.
The consent of the Attorney-General is required for a person to be prosecuted for these offences. It is a Bahamas woman for sex offence for an adult to have sexual intercourse with a minor whom is his dependent. A dependent child of an adult is who is not related by blood to the adult but falls in any of these below:.
The penalty for attempting to do so is imprisonment for fourteen years. The obligation to protect under sixteen years of age from defilement extends to all owners, occupiers, managers of premises and persons in control of premises. The sexual offences legislation makes it a criminal offence for such adults to induce or permit children under sixteen years of age to be on their premises for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with a person. An owner, Bahamas woman for sex, manager or a person in control of premises who allows such children to be on the premises for the purposes of having sexual intercourse with a person may be imprisoned for ten years.
Persons who suffer from mental disorders are in special need of protection. It is a criminal offence for a person to have unlawful sexual intercourse with anyone under circumstances which prove that the person knew that the individual suffered from a mental disorder. The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for life. It is also a criminal offence for a person to attempt to have sexual intercourse with someone under circumstances which prove that the person knew that the other person suffers from a mental disorder.
The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for fourteen years. In the Bahamas, sexual harassment is a criminal offence. The law expressly protects against sexual harassment in employment by prospective employer, actual employer, other employee and prospective employee and in institutions. Below are examples of conduct which amount to sexual harassment under the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act. For a person to be prosecuted for sexual harassment, the consent of the Attorney-General must be obtained.
Bahamas woman for sex do not need an attorney to make the application for you. Instead, you should apply to the Supreme Court for a protection order. The abusive person against whom you are seeking the order must be formally made aware that you are seeking an order from the court. The abusive person must be served with a copy of the application for the order and also notice of the date at which, and the time and place at which the application is to be heard.
This is called notice. In certain circumstances the court may grant a temporary or an interim order for your protection even though the abusive person has not been given notice. Emotional or psychological abuse is defined as a pattern of behaviour of any kind, the purpose of which is to undermine the emotional or mental well-being of a person. You can get a protection order. The protection order is an order from the court.
It may last for up to three years. It prohibits the person who is abusing or harassing you from doing so. It may further require the abusive person to leave the home. When ordered to leave the home, the abusive person may also be instructed by the court to continue paying rent, mortgage, utilities etc. The court can give you the right to occupy the home irrespective of whether you have any legal right to the property. If the protection order does not require the abusive person to leave the home and both you and the abusive person continue to live at the home together, the protection order can direct the abusive person to refrain from entering or remaining the home while he or she is intoxicated or under the influence of a drug.
The protection order may also prohibit the abusive person from being on premises where you work or attend school. When your matter comes before the court, if the court is of the view that the matter can be resolved through counselling or through parenting sessions, it can adjourn the hearing of your application and send you and the abusive person to counselling.
The court may request that it be provided with a written report indicating whether any progress was made in the counselling or the parenting sessions towards resolving the matter. The report will not give the details of what happened Bahamas woman for sex the counselling sessions. When the court receives this report, it may deal with the matter as it sees fit in accordance with the domestic violence legislation. If the court makes a protection order, it must also direct that both you and the abusive person and the Bahamas woman for sex if the matter involves receive appropriate professional counselling and therapy from a specified agency.
Regard will be had to your business and employment responsibilities. This agency has an obligation to provide a written report to the court which should detail the dates of counselling, nature of the counselling and therapy carried out and also the response of the persons who were receiving counselling and therapy.
Firstly, you must first establish that you qualify to seek relief under the Act. In order to qualify you must fall into at least one of the following :. Secondly, you must prove that the abusive person is engaging in, has engaged or threatens to engage in conduct which amounts to domestic violence towards you or has harassed you and unless the person is restrained he or she is likely to do so again. What factors will the magistrate take into in deciding whether Bahamas woman for sex grant the Bahamas woman for sex You can receive maintenance for yourself and for any child who is a member for your household.
The court can make this direction in the protection order. You may recover money for i loss of earnings; ii medical and dental expenses; iii moving and accommodation expenses; and iv reasonable legal Bahamas woman for sex. When you make an application to the court for an order, the abusive person is to be given notice of your application.
However, in certain circumstances the magistrate may grant an order for your protection even though notice is not given to the abusive person. The magistrate may do this where she is satisfied that the delay may cause risk to your personal safety or serious injury or undue hardship.
The order which the magistrate makes in this circumstance is called an interim order. This is an order which is pending the hearing and determination of the proceedings. It is not a final order and is intended to last for a limited period.
For the interim protection order you must give oral evidence or provide an affidavit. The person against whom the interim protection order is made may apply to the court for it to be varied or revoked. It is a criminal offence for a person to breach a protection order or an interim protection. What powers do the police have under the Act to protect me from domestic violence? Where a power of arrest is attached to a protection order, a police officer may arrest without a warrant anyone whom he has reasonable cause to suspect is in breach of the protection order.
The police must bring the arrested person before the court within twenty-four hours after his arrest or as soon as reasonably practicable. A police officer may without a warrant enter any premises to help a person on the premises if he has reasonable ground to suspect that a protection order is being breached. A police officer does not need a warrant to enter premises where he is invited Bahamas woman for sex the premises by a resident of the premises and upon being invited he suspects that a person on the premises has suffered physical injury or is in imminent danger of suffering physical injury by someone at the premises.
There is a duty on police officers upon intervening in a domestic violence matter to take certain steps to protect the victim. Immediately below are the guidelines for the police officers. Where a police officer intervenes in an incident of domestic violence, he should prepare a written report relating to the incident. This report should contain: i the allegations of the persons involved; ii allegations of the witnesses; iii the type of investigation conducted; and iv how the incident was resolved. The police officer who is in charge of the police station must ensure that all records of domestic violence are properly compiled so as to facilitate easy reference to data.
He should also ensure that confidentiality is maintained with respect to the identity of persons involved in cases of domestic violence. There are restrictions on the persons who may be present in the court during the hearing of the matter. Further, there are restrictions on publication of reports of these proceedings.Bahamas woman for sex
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