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Latest items for DV-LAW-1

April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the Act LXXII of 2009 on restraining orders related to violence among relatives and is concerned that such orders are not provided on a long term basis and do not cover relationships between unmarried partners" (5).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Today, through progressive legislation reforms that prohibit unfair discrimination including domestic violence" (4).
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Amendments to the Criminal Code (Laws No. 44/2013 and No. 23/2012) criminalizing domestic violence, marital rape, sexual abuse and harassment, forced marriage and other forms of gender-based violence" (Pg 2).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"[Mongolia's] revised Criminal Code, which criminalizes domestic violence" (Pg 2). "The Committee notes with appreciation the adoption in 2015 of the revised Criminal Code, which criminalizes domestic violence and other forms of violence, such as stalking, threats and sexual exploitation, against women and girls, including those belonging to sexual minorities, and appreciates that perpetrators can no longer avoid penalties by reconciling with victims. It also notes that the revised bill on combating domestic violence contains an expanded definition of domestic violence. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the delay in the adoption of the bill" (Pg 5).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"At the absence of specific legislation on violence against women or on domestic violence" (Pg 5).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 293 of 2014 on the protection of women and other family members from domestic violence" (pg 6).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s seventh periodic report (CEDAW/C/PRT/7) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (e) Law No. 112/2009 on domestic violence, on 16 September 2009" (page 1-2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the fifth national plan to prevent and combat domestic and gender-based violence (2014-2017) and the use of electronic bracelets to prevent domestic violence" (page 5).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Law against Domestic Violence (Law No. 7/2010) of 3 May 2010 which criminalizes domestic violence, including sexual violence, 'even within a marriage'" (2).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that the domestic violence bill introduces the element of consent for a harmful practice that constitutes a grave violation of the bodily integrity and health of women" (7). "The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to combat violence against women by, among other things, drafting a domestic violence bill and establishing a sexual and gender-based violence crimes unit and Criminal Court “E”, which specializes in the prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence cases" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The Committee further notes that the bill on prevention of violence in the family contains a definition of violence against women, including domestic violence, but remains concerned at the delay in its adoption" (5).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative and policy measures to combat violence against women, such as the enforcement of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act (No. 4 of 2003) and the adoption of the National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence (2012-2016). The Committee is concerned, however, at the high prevalence of violence against women and girls, such as rape and murder, committed by intimate partners. The Committee is also concerned at the low rate of prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women and the frequent withdrawal of cases by women who are victims of violence. It is further concerned that, notwithstanding the State party’s efforts to establish shelters ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2005 of the State party’s combined initial, second and third periodic reports (CEDAW/C/GMB/1-3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (a) Domestic Violence Act, in 2013; (b) Sexual Offences Act, in 2013; (c) Women’s Act, in 2010; (d) Legal Aid Act, in 2008; (e) Trafficking in Persons Act, in 2007" (page 1-2). "The Committee notes the adoption in 2013 of the Domestic Violence Act and the Sexual Offences Act, but is concerned that violence against women remains widespread. It is particularly concerned about: (a) The lack of criminalization of marital rape and the unclear provisions ...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned at the high prevalence of violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence, despite the comprehensive legal framework to address violence against women in the State party" (Pg 4).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

""The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (d) Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Penal Code to criminalize the crimes of rape, female genital mutilation, assault and battery, and incest" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee also notes with concern that a number of draft laws and policies with an important bearing on women’s rights, such as the bills on marriage, administration of estates, transnational crime, employment, legal aid, sexual offences and domestic violence and the land policy, are pending, with no specific time frame for their adoption" (page 2). "While noting the efforts to enact the bill on sexual offences and domestic violence, which was passed by Parliament and the Senate, the Committee is deeply concerned that the bill lapsed because it did not receive royal assent. The Committee is also concerned that, according to the National Surveillance System on Violence, Abuse and ...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Reference is made to the 2014 progress report, on paragraph 24. A white paper on domestic violence was followed up by an action plan against domestic violence, Et liv uten vold (A Life without Violence), for the 2014-2017 period. The plan comprises 45 measures involving prevention, knowledge and expertise, assistance and treatment, criminal prosecution and cooperation and coordination. The Government is following up the action plan by defining and developing specific measures" (10).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Regarding efforts to eliminate violence against women, which is considered a form of discrimination against women, a national strategy to combat domestic violence is currently being developed. The enactment of the Law of Protection from Abuse, its implementing regulation and related executive measures serves to further combat violence of all forms against women" (22).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Last month, Morocco's Parliament passed a long-sought law on combating violence against women, recognizing some forms of abuse for the first time and criminalizing some forms of domestic violence" (para 5).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"With the LGAMVLV and with the CBP, the Penal Code and Federal Civil Code were harmonized, which categorize domestic violence and establish punishments for discrimination and femicide. 14 states have a penal code equivalent to the federal one in this matter" (page 6). "Hidalgo, Jalisco, Querétaro and Michoacán have a protocol for prevention and attention to domestic and gender-based violence . . . Baja California, Jalisco, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa have a program for prevention and attention to domestic and gender based violence" (page 12). "The PNPSVD contemplates the training of police forces and public servants, regarding human rights and gender; programs are being developed for prevention and attention to ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"All acts of violence against women are criminalized" (10). "In such an event, relief can also be sought under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (DV Act)" (11).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Amendments were made to the Violence against Women Act (Law No. 8589), to restore two provisions that were repealed by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court. These include a new text defining the crime of abuse, which seeks to protect women who are subject to aggression from their partner, and are currently encompassed by the offence of extremely light injury and the crime of light injury. In relation to the crime of emotional violence, the wording includes definitions of illegal conduct that encompass a larger number of situations, without neglecting the protection of emotional health" (9). "In terms of domestic law, Costa Rica passed laws relating to the strengthening ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IW-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Protection against Domestic Violence Bill (2013). This Bill has already undergone second reading in parliament and if enacted into law, the Protection against Domestic Violence as legislation will protect families from domestic violence. The legislation seeks to protect victims of domestic violence and provide protection for spouses and any children or dependants within the family unit. The Bill recognizes sexual violence within marriage, child marriage, FGM, incest, defilement, forced wife inheritance, interference from in-laws and sexual abuse as forms of domestic violence unlike previously when they were only associated with physical violence" (15-16).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Law no. 45-XVI stipulates that the prevention and combating of domestic violence are part of the national policy for family protection and support and is an important public health issue. The approval of the Law on Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence no. 45-XVI of March 1, 2007, entered into force on September 18, 2008, is an important step towards stopping violence and it marks the recognition and implementation by the Republic of Moldova of international human rights commitments, including Recommendations of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The Law defines the domestic violence and its forms, establishing an institutional framework with concrete responsibilities for the competent ...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"in addition to article 37 of the Personal Status Law, which stipulates that women must be shielded from physical or mental abuse by their spouse" (7).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The draft defines violence against the family as any act that inflicts material or psychological harm, including sexual or economic abuse or exploitation; forced labour; preventing a person from or forcing a person to work; exerting control over a person’s earnings, possessions or inheritance rights; or threatening to commit such acts, whether the act or threat to commit the act occurred within or outside the family. The family is understood to include individual family members with blood or marriage ties to the fourth degree of consanguinity, or the equivalent thereto, and every person related by ties arising from marriage" (22). "All forms of family violence set out in the definition ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"[The Committee] is also concerned that the legislation does not contain a specific definition of domestic violence as a criminal offence which covers both psychological and physical violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In April 2012 the Government decided to appoint a national coordinator against violence in close relationships. The coordinator’s remit includes working for better effectiveness, quality and longtermism in work on violence in close relationships. The coordinator is also to work for better collaboration between the parties affected, consider how preventive action can be developed and consider how support to voluntary organisations can be strengthened. A final report on the work of the coordinator is to be presented by 30 June 2014 at the latest. In February 2014 the Government also appointed an inquiry tasked with drawing up a national strategy to achieve the objective of ending men’s violence against women. ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is a criminal offense, but police did not classify domestic violence separately from other types of assault" (8).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee is further concerned that Law No. 061-2015/CNT on preventing violence against women and girls is not fully operational," (5).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits violence against women, including domestic abuse, and the government enforced the law" (14).