Women and Justice: Location

Domestic Case Law

Taleo v. Taleo Senior Magistrate Court (1996)

Domestic and intimate partner violence

The Court examined whether or not the Magistrate's grant of a restraining order was unconstitutional. A victim of mestic violence moved out of the house after the incident and attempted to obtain a restraining order. The Court found that no rule gave the Magistrate jurisdiction to grant such orders, but, absent parliamentary intervention, the Magistrate can grant these orders even if they violate the constitution.