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Legislation Addresses Human Rights Issues

Attorney General Ryan Pinder confirming the Davis administration is looking at legislation addressing marital rape, citizenship & sex crimes.



NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Ryan Pinder confirming today the Davis administration is looking at a suite of legislation to address controversial issues including marital rape, citizenship, and sex crimes.

The AG says it’s part of the government’s push to properly address human rights issues.

Jasmin Brown has the story.

The AG weighed in on the matter nearly a month after the first ever National Gender-Based Violence Discriminatory Law Review Forum was held.

The Nassau Guardian obtained a copy of the report and reported on Monday that participants recommended the criminalization of marital rape, legalization of abortion and decriminalization of sex work among other things.

The AG was asked about their recommendations.

Pinder also says tackling the issues head-on was long overdue especially given the fact that former administrations made commitments to international organizations.

Pinder says once cabinet is briefed on all the issues, the next logical step will be informing the public.