Domestic Violence

Justice written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will support the implementation of Eve's Law in respect of the protection of victims of domestic violence.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

It is vital that our courts system protects victims of crime. Eve Thomas met my officials recently. We are considering the important points she has made, and we will look at whether and in what circumstances protection might be extended.

It is already open to a judge in a civil court, on application of a party, to make an order to ensure that certain personal information, such as an address, remains confidential during proceedings. This is a matter for the discretion of the judge, taking into account the circumstances in each individual case.

Any party in Family Proceedings who does not wish for their contact details (or that of any child) to be made known to anyone may file a Form C8. The details can then be disclosed only by an order of court.

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Eve Thomas
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 4:59 pm (Report this annotation)

I note with pleasure that the Rt Hon Damian Green MP concedes the campaign for EvesLaw and Eves Marker raises important points whilst Ministry Of Justice is still considering the same. I invite all enquiries regarding the research and work completed on both Eves Law and Eves Marker and have offered to work with both the MOJ and Shadow Minister for Justice Dan Jarvis MP. This is not about politics but about common sense which we hope now prevails.
Lord Sumption once said "Law is common sense with knobs on" Eves Law and Eves Marker are just that.
An umbrella for change.
A marker stays in place for life and is attached to both the perp and the victim and will be a national red flag for all services.
The full legal brief which was served and discussed with the MOJ on the 12.12.13 can be viewed on my website www.evethomas.co.uk statements can also be viewed both from organisations and victims.
I am inundated with victims who have come forward, they are waiting to flee, waiting for Eves Law and Eves Marker.
Victims must come first.
The media links are also available - http://m.evethomas.co.uk/Media.html
It is time to initiate talks & instigate change, it is time victims were protected because a safe, supported victim makes a strong witness for any criminal trials.
Eve