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Report No. 226


In Jamaica the offences against Persons Act (OAPA) provides for a life imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm. There is no specific law dealing with acid attack even though Jamaica is said to have the largest number of absolute acid attack victims. The relevant sections of the OAPA read as follows-

Offences Against the Persons Act

Penalty for Murder: Death or life imprisonment, not being less than 15 years.

The Inclusion of Acid Attacks as Specific Offences in the Indian Penal Code and a law for Compensation for Victims of Crime Back

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