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Latest items for DV-LAW-2

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the establishment of a central registry on domestic violence, which was launched in April 2016, but is concerned at: . . . (b) The inadequate number of shelters, notwithstanding continuing efforts to open additional shelters" (page 7).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is punishable by one to five years’ imprisonment" (10).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The federal penal code prohibits domestic violence and stipulates penalties between six months’ and four years’ imprisonment" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The federal penal code prohibits domestic violence and stipulates penalties between six months’ and four years’ imprisonment" (para. 19).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law covers all women, regardless of marital status, and provides for police and local authorities to grant various levels of protection and support services to survivors of violence or to those at risk of violence. It also requires government services, such as shelter and temporary financial support, for victims and provides for family courts to impose sanctions on perpetrators. The law provides for the establishment of prevention of-violence and monitoring centers to offer economic, psychological, legal, and social assistance. As of December 2015, Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MOFSP) reported there were 135 women’s shelters run by the government (100) or civil society (four) and local administrations (31)...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Whereas abusers had previously faced up to two years in jail, under the new statute they risked only 15 days, or a maximum fine of about $440, or 60 to 120 hours of community service. That was for any act against a spouse or child that causes bruising or bleeding but not a broken bone, as long as it did not happen more than once a year" (para 8). "At trial, the prosecutor argued that Ms. Gurcheva was guilty of murder because she did not flee the apartment during the fight. It is a standard accusation in such cases. The court ignored that her husband had stood between her and...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence range from a prison sentence of one month to three years. Offenders also are fined the daily national minimum wage for 90 days" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"In instances of domestic violence, village leaders often ask the spouses to try to work out their differences and return in a few months, putting the woman at high risk for harm. Often village level justice is merely an agreement by the perpetrator not to reoffend which is an inadequate justice outcome" (page 28).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Legal sanctions for domestic violence are based on the sanctions for physical violence against a third person; the latter range from eight days to 20 years in prison. In cases of domestic violence, these sanctions are doubled" (9).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Convictions for domestic violence carry prison terms of six months to five years" (para 110)
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, as well as the Family Law, which are focused on reconciliation rather than the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence against women... The Committee remains concerned about the State party’s continued prioritization of reconciliation and mediation in family disputes and divorce cases, which may not afford adequate protection to women who are victims of domestic violence and result in impunity for perpetrators" (3). "The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, while prohibiting gender-based violence against women, does not provide for victim protection and support measures or for criminal liability of perpetrators" (6).more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Legislation identifies various types of domestic violence, such as physical, psychological, sexual, and economic, and outlines the responsibilities of local and national governments and NGOs in providing support to domestic violence victims. The law also outlines mechanisms for the issuance of restraining orders and provides for the 24-hour administrative detention of abusers. The law sets the maximum sentence for spousal assault and battery at 10 years in prison, the same as for any assault. The law also permits prohibiting offenders from living with the victim if the perpetrator has somewhere else to live; allows victims of domestic violence to receive appropriate care regardless of the place of residence; and replaces...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence that causes lasting injuries is punishable with a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years. If an act of domestic violence causes death, the law prescribes life imprisonment" (page 14).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Punishment for violating the law includes sentences ranging from one year to life in prison, in addition to possible fines. Overlapping and at times contradictory legal provisions complicated implementation of these limited protections" (38).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties of two to four years in prison. If the physical injury does not reach the severity required for prosecution as a criminal act, the only legal penalty for a first offense is a sentence of one to three months of community service. Female victims of domestic violence are entitled to certain protective measures under the law. Abusers caught in the act are detained for up to 24 hours as a preventive measure. The law provides a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment for disobeying a restraining order connected with the crime of intrafamilial violence" (para 101)
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The act allows courts to issue restraining orders in domestic violence cases and criminalizes any actions against these orders" (18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"It provides for the issuance of restraining orders upon the victim’s request and for the abuser to pay some of the victim’s expenses, such as medical and trial expenses or the cost of the victim’s accommodation in a shelter...In cases with strong evidence of physical abuse, the court may prohibit the abusive spouse from returning to the home. The law also permits police to fine spouses 100 to 3,000 lei ($24 to $720) for various abusive acts" (24).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law sets prison sentences of six months to a year for domestic violence, threats of violence, or violations of restraining orders, with longer sentences if serious injuries result" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes domestic violence and provides prison sentences ranging from one to 12 years...While the law provides for the issuance of restraining orders, problems in the effective enforcement of such mandates continued, and they were not perceived as effective" (20).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the State party’s increased efforts to combat domestic violence, including the amendments of its Penal Code to include the crime of femicide perpetrated by spouses or ex-spouses (Act No. 20.480), and to provide assistance and redress to victims of domestic violence" (4).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act (Law No. 7586), provided that Mixed or Administrative Courts can issue protection orders in places where there are no specialized courts or criminal courts, or if the courts are unable to grant them. Protection was expanded for victims of domestic sexual abuse; restrictions were placed on the aggressor in approaching the home of the victim; and the duty was established to notify the judicial authority within 24 hours of the exact address of a new residence. It was also established that the duration of protection measures be maintained for one year, unless lifted or amended by court decision" (8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Courts typically sentenced individuals convicted in domestic violence cases to less than six months in prison" (10). "In January the Legislative Yuan passed amendments to the Domestic Violence Prevention Law to expand protections for domestic violence victims. The revised law broadens the scope of victims beyond family members to include intimate partners who do not live together and to include protection of minors who witness domestic violence. It also expands the definition of domestic violence to include harassment and coercion, extends the validity of protection orders from less than one year to a maximum of two years, and stipulates the need to establish a domestic violence prevention fund" (10).more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law imposes a maximum fine of 6,000 baht ($170) or a maximum of six months’ imprisonment for violators and provides authorities, with court approval, the power to prohibit offenders from remaining in their homes or contacting family members during trial. The law also establishes measures designed to facilitate both the reporting of domestic violence complaints and reconciliation between the victim and the perpetrator. Additionally, the law restricts media reporting on domestic violence cases in the judicial system" (35-36). "Sentencing in those cases that resulted in conviction included imprisonment of the abuser (three months maximum); attendance at mental “rehabilitation;” or payment of fines, probation, or both" (36).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"[The Committee] remains concerned about the following: … The fact that the Domestic Violence Victim Protection Act of 2007 provides for the settlement of a case through reconciliation and mediation at every stage of the legal proceeding. The inadequate provision of essential services and support to victims of gender-based violence, especially victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation or labour exploitation, and victims of domestic violence" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides for protection orders separating perpetrators of domestic violence, including abusive spouses and common-law partners, from their victims. Courts may also fine or imprison abusive spouses" (13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Punishments issued by courts in domestic abuse cases were often minimal" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Punishment included fines, administrative arrest, and community service" (39).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Violators could face maximum prison terms of five years, a maximum fine of 100,000 vatu ($945), or both" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law punishes perpetrators of domestic violence with penalties ranging from six to 27 months in prison" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...the excessive use of reconciliation procedures to address domestic violence; and the overreliance on forensic evidence in investigating physical and sexual vio lence; The inadequacy of victim assistance and rehabilitation services" (5).