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  • CAP 189A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RULES
    • - Empowering section - 30/06/1997
    • Rule 1 - Citation - 30/06/1997
    • Rule 2 - Interpretation - 01/08/2008
    • Rule 3 - Application of Rules of High Court - 01/07/1997
    • Rule 4 - Form of authorization of arrest* - 01/08/2008
    • Rule 5 - Service of authorization of arrest* - 01/08/2008
    • Rule 6 - Power of release on bail - 01/08/2008
    • Rule 7 - Transfer of proceedings - 01/07/1997
    • Rule 8 - Proceedings to be in chambers - 30/06/1997
    • Schedule - SCHEDULE - 01/08/2008

Chapter: 189A

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RULES

Version Date

30/06/1997

 

Empowering section

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(Cap 189 section 8)

 

[19 December 1986]

 

(L.N. 285 of 1986)


 

Rule Num:

1

Version Date

30/06/1997

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Citation

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These rules may be cited as the Domestic Violence Rules.

(Enacted 1986)

 


Rule Num:

2

Version Date

01/08/2008

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Interpretation

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In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

"authorization of arrest" (逮捕授權書) means an authorization of arrest

attached to an injunction under section 5(1) of the Ordinance;  (17 of

2008 s. 13)

"judge" (法官) means-

(a)     in relation to proceedings commenced in the Court of First

Instance, the Chief Judge of the High Court, a Justice of Appeal, a judge

of the Court of First Instance, a deputy judge of the Court of First

Instance and a recorder of the Court of First Instance; and  (79 of 1995

s. 50; 25 of 1998 s. 2)

(b)     in relation to proceedings commenced in the District Court, a

District Judge and a deputy District Judge of the District Court,

and "court" (法院) shall be construed accordingly.  (17 of 2008 s. 13)

(Enacted 1986. 17 of 2008 s. 13)

 


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3

Version Date

01/07/1997

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Application of Rules of High Court

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Remarks
Amendments retroactively made - see 25 of 1998 s. 2


 

Subject to these rules, the Rules of the High Court (Cap 4 sub. leg. A)

shall apply to proceedings under the Ordinance as they apply to

proceedings in the Court of First Instance with such modifications as are

necessary for that purpose.

(Enacted 1986. 25 of 1998 s. 2)

 


Rule Num:

4

Version Date

01/08/2008

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Form of authorization of arrest*

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An authorization of arrest shall be in the form set out in the Schedule.

(Enacted 1986. 17 of 2008 s. 14)

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*       (Amended 17 of 2008 s. 14)

 


Rule Num:

5

Version Date

01/08/2008

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Service of authorization of arrest*

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A copy of any authorization of arrest and the injunction to which it is

attached shall be served on the Commissioner of Police by-  (17 of 2008 s.

15)

(a)     the Registrar of the High Court; or  (25 of 1998 s. 2)

(b)     the solicitor of the person on whose application the injunction

is granted, if a judge, on being satisfied that the urgency of the case so

requires, makes an order that service may be so effected.  (17 of 2008 s.

15)

(Enacted 1986)

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*       (Amended 17 of 2008 s. 15)

 


Rule Num:

6

Version Date

01/08/2008

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Power of release on bail

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(1)     A judge may, on the application of a person arrested under an

authorization of arrest, order that person to be admitted to bail and the

recognizance of bail may be taken before the judge or, if the order so

directs, before any magistrate. (47 of 1997 s. 10)

(2)     A judge may on admitting a person to bail under subsection (1)

order that such sum of money as the judge may specify be deposited with

the court by the person arrested, as a condition of admission to bail.

(3)     If a person admitted to bail does not appear at the time and

place required by the judge, the judge may order any sum deposited

pursuant to an order under subsection (2) to be forfeited.

(Enacted 1986. 17 of 2008 s. 16)

 


Rule Num:

7

Version Date

01/07/1997

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Transfer of proceedings

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Remarks
Amendments retroactively made - see 25 of 1998 s. 2


 

Proceedings begun in the Court of First Instance under the Ordinance may

be transferred to the District Court if a judge of the Court of First

Instance is of the opinion that they should be heard and determined in the

District Court.

(Enacted 1986. 25 of 1998 s. 2)

 


Rule Num:

8

Version Date

30/06/1997

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Proceedings to be in chambers

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All proceedings under the Ordinance shall be disposed of in chambers

unless the judge hearing them otherwise directs.

(Enacted 1986)

 


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Version Date

01/08/2008

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SCHEDULE

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[section 4]

 

FORM OF AUTHORIZATION OF ARREST

 

(Heading as in Originating Summons)

 

[set out the injunction here]

 

AUTHORIZATION OF ARREST

 

And the Judge—

*       being satisfied that the Respondent has caused actual bodily harm

to             (name)              ,

.....................................

*       reasonably believing that the Respondent will likely cause actual

bodily harm to      (name)   ,

.....................

this authorization of arrest is attached to the above injunction whereby

any police officer may arrest without warrant a person whom he reasonably

suspects of being in breach of the injunction as described in section 5(2)

of the Domestic Violence Ordinance (Cap 189).

 

This authorization of arrest expires at 12 midnight on the      day

of        unless extended under section 7 of the Domestic Violence

Ordinance (Cap 189).

 

*       Delete where inappropriate.

(Schedule replaced 17 of 2008 s. 17)