What are the matters of the procedure for working with victims of homicide?
The matters within the Act include forbidding the accused from going anywhere near the victim’s domicile, apart from the domicile that they share, or anywhere else where the victim may be residing, where they work or any other place where the victim frequently goes, for 6 months and obliging the accused to leave the shared domicile for 2 months and do not loiter around the said domicile. If the victim and the accused are still living together at the time of the petition for the protection order, the court will also oblige the accused to refrain from carrying out any of the following matters with the victim for a period of 6 months; to request a meeting, to make the victim aware that they are being monitored, to carry out extremely rude or violent words and deeds, to make a phone call without saying anything or contact them through other forms unless it is urgent including between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am, to send filthy materials like animal carcasses or other extremely disgusting or repulsive materials, to reveal matters that harm the victim’s dignity, to reveal sexually insulting materials or to send documents, pictures or other sexually insulting materials or to let the victims know about any of the aforesaid matters.
There is also a provision that allows the court to prevent the accused from approaching their children and from loitering around at their domicile, unless this is shared with the accused, the attending school and any other frequently visited place including any other residence for 6 months if the victim has raised any suspicions that the accused will likely take their children back or other circumstances and for the purpose to prevent any harm done to the children’s lives or bodies. If, however, the children are 15 years of age or above, this provision should only apply where consent is sought from the children. Another provision allows the accused to also be prevented from approaching or loitering around the victim’s relatives for 6 months but only if consent is given. In cases where the relatives are under the age of 15 or are an adult ward, their adult representative must consent on their behalf.