Criminal Justice

On 4th February 2016, history was made in the Hammersmith Specialist Domestic Abuse Court (SDAC) when the first European Protection Order (EPO) was imposed in England & Wales. In simple terms, the granting of an EPO means that bail conditions or conditions of a restraining order can travel with the victim, affording them protection in a specified EU member state. In this case the victim had returned to Sweden. A restraining order was granted as well as an EPO so that she is protected in the UK and well as in Sweden.

The Officer in the Case stated: