State plans to outlaw compensation, says Marape

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PRIME Minister James Marape says the Government has plans to outlaw compensation.
Responding to questions on what his government’s plans to do about addressing violence against women and children, Marape said perpetrators could not hide behind traditional methods of solving disputes and get away with crime.
“Violence against women and children has been an ongoing issue.
“The Government is looking at strengthening policing,” he said.
“We cannot hide behind traditional methods of resolving disputes. Once a crime is committed against children or mothers, it’s a police matter. We’re looking into strengthening police capacity in that area.”
He said police capacity was being strengthened to pinpoint people who were hiding behind compensation.

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