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Critique Of The Communal Violence Bill (Prevention, Control And Rehabilitation) Bill, 2005

20 May 2007 2,617 views No Comment

English, 2007

Author: Gonsalves, Colin

The Communal Violence Bill is an astonishingly poor draft that has ignored the two drafts suggested by civil society groups after extensive consultations with NGOs. The focus is on increasing police power and not on empowering civil society to initiate and control prosecutions when communal crimes occur. Given that government is the principal wrongdoer in many instances the thrust of the legislation is misplaced, according to the critique.

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