Legal Remedy for Domestic Violence in Nepal: Domestic Violence in Nepal

Domestic violence can occurs within any family relationships living together, joint family in shared householders related by decent, marriage and adoption.

Domestic Violence (Offence and Punishment Act, 2066 (2009) prevents, control violence occurring within family providing legal remedy for domestic violence by punishing to defendant and protection of victims in Nepal.

What is Domestic Violence?


Legal Remedy of Domestic Violence in Nepal: Domestic Violence in Nepal
Fig: Harm caused by domestic violence


Where to file complaint by victim of domestic violence in Nepal?

Legal Remedy for Domestic Violence in Nepal : Domestic Violence in Nepal
Fig: Complaint mechanism of Domestic Violence in Nepal


Legal Process of Domestic Violence in Nepal

Legal Remedy for Domestic Violence in Nepal:Domestic Violence process in Nepal
Fig: Process of remedy for domestic violence cases in Nepal

Legal Remedy to Victim of Domestic Violence in Nepal

  1. Defendant will bear expenses of Medical treatment of victim
  2. Compensation according degree of pain suffered by victim.
  3. Fine: Three thousand rupees to twenty five thousand rupees
  4. Imprisonment : six months of prisonment or both
  5. Attempts or abeators are liable for half punishment of perpetrator.
  6. On each repetition of domestic violence, in each time punishment will be double.

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