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Domestic homicide review legislation consultation

The Home Office has launched a consultation on amending domestic homicide review (DHR) legislation in the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (DVCVA) to ensure a DHR is commissioned when the death has, or appears to have, resulted from domestic abuse as defined by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Currently, the DVCVA 2004 specifies that a DHR should be considered in instances where ‘the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by either:

  • a person to whom he was related or with whom he was or had been in an intimate personal relationship

  • a member of the same household as him’.

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