Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Domestic violence in custody cases to be monitored more closely  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 01/07/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) An increase in the number of domestic violence cases in the country has prompted the Supreme Judiciary Board (SJB) to direct courts to monitor closely custody cases to ascertain whether violence is committed against the children.

Abdullah Al Tawi, director of social affairs in Makkah, told Arab News in a phone call that custody cases involving domestic violence "are referred to us for further investigation from psychological and social aspects," he said.

"A team of psychologists and sociologists conduct a comprehensive study, then we discuss the various aspects of the case and submit our report to the judges for consideration. However, the judges do not rely entirely on our reports. They do their own investigations, which consist of home visits and psychological analysis sessions," he said.

Al Tawi indicated that the social affairs has requested the assistance of the SJB in the parents' rebuttals to the judges and the committees in charge of protecting children from violence in custody cases.

Muhammad Al Isa, minister of justice and chairman of SJB, stressed upon the courts the need to comply with the SJB directive regarding custody. "We need to make sure that there is no violence involved, and in case there is violence, the child should be offered the necessary protection, and the courts should listen to the rebuttals of parents regarding custody," he added.

Meanwhile, As'ad Al Tamimi, a psychiatrist, said that it is difficult to ascertain and record the number of domestic violence incidences in our society due to the dearth of research.

"We still need to conduct more studies, because there many cases of domestic violence that go unrecorded; our society is still tight-lipped regarding such matters due to some tradition views held by the community," he explained.

"The statistics at hand on domestic violence are alarming, with figures as high as 32 percent in cases of violence against children below the age of five, while the rate stands at 27 percent for children in the age group of 5-10 years of age and 15 percent for children between 15-18," he added.

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2014 - Egypt military academy stampede kills 9Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO Nine people were killed on Tuesday in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets the army said in a statement.The military released ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in SinaiArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO: An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday security and medical sources said.Two were killed by a roadside ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Human League to perform in DubaiKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Human League bring their electro-pop back catalogue to Dubai New wave legends The Human League will bathe The Irish Village in synths for their show on Thursday September ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ismail Matar backs Mahdis contract extensionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Matar hinted that het could be able to return to the pitch in two weeks time after covering half of the four-week period decided by the doctors for his recovery.Dubai: Al ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Dubai does well to curb thalassaemia in newbornsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Drop in the number of disease cases attributed to awareness campaigns screenings.The number of cases of thalassaemia in newborns in Dubai has drastically reduced due to the ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Umm Al Quwain offers 50 per cent off on traffic finesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 50 per cent cut on pending fines includes unpaid fines for speeding and other traffic violations available till December 5.The UAQ Police are offering a 50 per cent ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ajman launches online renewal of car registrationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The programme also provides the opportunity for public to renew their registration card without having to visit the traffic department.The Ajman Police on Monday launched its ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Cop accused of kidnapping raping womanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) He drove her to a dark location near a construction site after offering a lift where he allegedly raped her.A cop has been charged in the Court of First Instance with ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Manager blackmails women staff for sex court hearsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Three women have complained against the 31-year-old man alleging that he had been constantly sexually harassing them.A Palestinian manager has been brought before the Court ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- 22-year-old Indian found hanging from treeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Police patrols and paramedics were rushed to the spot who took down the body and transferred it to Al Dhaid Hospital for an autopsy.A 22-year-old Indian man was found hanging ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help