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Government to extend ‘extra-territorial jurisdiction’ to domestic abuse cases

Date:30 JUN 2017
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The government is to introduce new measures it believes will protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas as part of its Domestic Abuse Bill

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The new legislation would be the final step in ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women, (Istanbul Convention). Proposed measures include extending ‘extra-territorial jurisdiction’ so certain offences committed by British citizens can be prosecuted in UK courts, regardless of where they take place in the world.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: ‘These measures will help bring justice to women who experience these domestic abuse anywhere in the world.’