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Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 730 and 744.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage Law, Art. 83(2).
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 730 and 732.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Equal Treatment Act, Arts. 30 and 34. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the...more
Sept. 10, 2022, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-LAW-1

"During a divorce in Austria, all property owned by the couple can come into play. This includes real estate, bank accounts, stocks, businesses, cars, jewelry, art, and more. Generally, couples are free to divide their property as they see fit. If they can jointly agree to an appropriate division, the divorce can proceed smoothly. However, if the couple cannot reach an agreement, a court will step in. In this instance, the court will divide matrimonial assets (such as the marital home) and matrimonial savings (assets accumulated while living together while married) equitably. However, anything that each individual brought to the marriage, inherited, or was gifted, is excluded from this division....more
Sept. 9, 2022, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"If the spouses have not reached agreement on their property, either of them may ask the court to divide certain property belonging to both spouses. What are known as 'matrimonial assets' and 'matrimonial savings' will be divided between them. The court must distribute the assets equitably, with due regard for all relevant circumstances, paying particular attention to the importance and size of each spouse’s contribution towards the acquisition of the matrimonial assets and the accumulation of the matrimonial savings, and to the welfare of the children" (para 10-11).
Sept. 8, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1, ADCM-LAW-1

"Distribution must be equitable and the contributions of each spouse to the acquisition of matrimonial assets, the best interests of the children and existing debts must be taken into account. Household work, as well as care-giving and the upbringing of children, will be equivalent to the financial contributions of the breadwinning spouse. The ratio applied in most decisions is 1:1" (para 118).
Sept. 8, 2022, 7:07 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Men and women have equal ownership rights to property in Austria. This includes the ability to manage, control, administer, receive, dispose of, and transfer property. Furthermore, there are no specific gender-related legal restrictions on property for married women or men. This means that men are not automatically granted any administrative control when a couple buys a property together. In essence, men and women in Austria have equal financial and property rights" (para 34).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women enjoy the same legal rights as men, but they were subject to some discrimination in remuneration and representation in certain occupations" (Page 10). "The law requires equal pay for equal work, but women occasionally experienced discrimination in remuneration" (Page 15).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"A number of domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without governmen restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials generally were cooperative and responsive to their views" (Page 8)
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination in employment and occupation occurred with respect to women, persons with disabilities, and members of certain minorities" (Page 15).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"The law provides up to 15 years’ imprisonment for an adult convicted of sexual intercourse with a child younger than 14, the minimum age for consensual sex for both girls and boys" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Labor laws and regulations related to employment or occupation prohibit discrimination regarding race, sex, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation or gender identity, HIV-positive (or other communicable disease) status, religion, age, or world view. The government effectively enforced these laws and regulations. Penalties for violations were sufficient to deter violations" (Page 15).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and the government generally enforced the law. Labor courts may order employers to compensate victims of sexual harassment; the law entitles a victim to a minimum of 1,000 euros ($1,100) in compensation. The Women’s Ministry and the labor chamber regularly provided information to the public on how to address sexual harassment" (Pages 9-10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Under the law the government provided psychosocial care in addition to legal aid and support throughout the judicial process to survivors of gender-based violence. Police training programs addressed sexual or gender-based violence and domestic abuse. The government funded privately operated intervention centers and hotlinesfor victims of domestic abuse" (Page 9).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Rape of women or men, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law. Law enforcement response to rape and domestic violence was effective" (Page 9). "The law provides up to 15 years’ imprisonment for an adult convicted of sexual intercourse with a child younger than 14, the minimum age for consensual sex for both girls and boys. It is a crime to possess, trade, or privately view child pornography. Possession of or trading in child pornography is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment. The government effectively enforced these laws" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (Page 7).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape of women or men, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law. Law enforcement response to rape and domestic violence was effective" (Page 9). "Severe sexual abuse or rape of a minor is punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, which may be increased to life imprisonment if the victim dies because of the abuse. The government continued its efforts to monitor child abuse and prosecute offenders. Officials noted there was a growing readiness by the public to report cases of such abuse" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. Adolescents between the ages of 16 and 18 may legally contract a marriage by special permit and parental consent or court action. NGOs estimated there were approximately 200 cases of early marriage annually, primarily in the Muslim and Romani communities" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is punishable under the criminal code provisions for murder, rape, sexual abuse, and bodily injury. Police can issue, and courts may extend, an order barring abusive family members from contact with survivors" (Page 9). "Child abuse is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, which may be extended to 10 years" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Female employees in the private sector may invoke laws prohibiting discrimination against women. Depending on the Federal Equality Commission’s findings, labor courts may award the equivalent of up to four months’ salary to women found to have experienced gender discrimination in promotion, despite being better qualified than their competitors. The courts may also order compensation for women denied a post despite having equal qualifications" (Page 15).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Police referred victims of domestic violence to special shelters and imposed orders barring abusive family members from contact with the victims" (Page 9). "Under the law the government provided psychosocial care in addition to legal aid and support throughout the judicial process to survivors of gender-based violence. Police training programs addressed sexual or gender-based violence and domestic abuse. The government funded privately operated intervention centers and hotlines for victims of domestic abuse" (Page 9).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (Page 10).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In July the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on a high-profile domestic violence case where a survivor’s child was murdered by the father. In 2010 a restraining order was issued against the father, and he was convicted of domestic violence. In 2012 authorities issued another restraining order when the mother filed for divorce and reported the father for rape, beating her and their children, and making daily threats to kill her and their children. The order, however, did not prevent the father from committing a crime, and he ultimately killed his son at a school, a location not included in the order. The ECHR ruled that Austrian authorities...more
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, the government effectively enforced the law, and resources, inspections, and remediation were adequate" (Page 14).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The law provides for the right to a fair and public trial, and an independent judiciary generally enforced this right. The law presumes persons charged with criminal offenses are innocent until proven guilty; authorities inform them promptly and in detail of the charges. Trials must be public and conducted orally; defendants have the right to be present at their trial. Attorneys are not mandatory in cases of minor offenses, but legal counsel is available at no charge for needy persons in cases where attorneys are mandatory. The law grants defendants and their attorneys adequate time and facilities to prepare a defense. Defendants can confront or question witnesses against them and...more
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape of women or men, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law. Law enforcement response to rape and domestic violence was effective" (Page 9).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. Adolescents between the ages of 16 and 18 may legally contract a marriage by special permit and parental consent or court action" (Page 10).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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