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Nov. 15, 2022, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ADCM-PRACTICE-1

"Most divorce cases in Portugal are by mutual agreement, and the same applies to parental responsibilities regulations. Both processes may be done outside the courts, in the Civil Registry Offices, which allows them to be swifter and cheaper. The role of the lawyer, in such cases, is to act as a mediator, alone or in collaboration with a colleague, to ensure an agreement that answers both parties demands and needs. Unfortunately, such an agreement is not always possible due to disputes regarding property or parental conflict. In those instances, there is a need to resort to a court of law" (para 2).
Nov. 15, 2022, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Most divorce cases in Portugal are by mutual agreement, and the same applies to parental responsibilities regulations" (para 1). "Most divorce cases in Portugal are by mutual agreement, and the same applies to parental responsibilities regulations. Both processes may be done outside the courts, in the Civil Registry Offices, which allows them to be swifter and cheaper. The role of the lawyer, in such cases, is to act as a mediator, alone or in collaboration with a colleague, to ensure an agreement that answers both parties demands and needs. Unfortunately, such an agreement is not always possible due to disputes regarding property or parental conflict. In those instances, there is...more
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality reported that some immigrant communities practiced FGM/C on young girls, particularly among Bissau-Guinean immigrants. According to the government’s Healthy Practices Project to prevent and combat FGM/C, the country flagged 101 cases of possible FGM/C in 2020, down from 129 in 2019. Since authorities began collecting FGM/C statistics in 2014, there have been only three confirmed cases of FGM/C performed in the country. The remaining cases were performed in the immigrants’ countries of origin" (12). "On October 1, the government allocated 60,000 euros ($69,000) to nine civil society organizations for new projects to prevent and combat FGM/C. The projects focus on encouraging girls and...more
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization on the part of government authorities (see Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), above, for additional information). Vulnerable populations had the ability to provide informed consent to medical treatment affecting reproductive health, including for sterilization" (13).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minority groups in the political process" (10).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment for violations" (11). "Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16" (17).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (17).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minority groups in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged survivors of violence to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser" (11). "In March the government began a new training program for Public Administration workers on domestic violence to improve coordination among officials in different areas, such as health, law enforcement, and justice. The training courses were scheduled to continue through June 2023" (12). "The constitution provides for basic rights of the child, and laws protect children against, among others, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical and emotional neglect, and the government generally enforced the law" (16).more
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Birth registration is free and mandatory and was not denied or provided on a discriminatory basis" (16).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse" (11). "The constitution provides for basic rights of the child, and laws protect children against, among others, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical and emotional neglect, and the government generally enforced the law" (16).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Sub-Saharan trafficking networks increasingly used the country as a route into the Schengen area to exploit children in sex trafficking and forced labor" (22).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not report investigating or prosecuting any labor recruitment agencies for fraudulent recruitment or trafficking" (21). " In 2020 courts convicted and sentenced 24 traffickers, compared with 26 convictions in 2019" (21).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 39 safe houses and 28 emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-theclock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign, trained health professionals, proposed legislation to improve legal assistance to survivors, and negotiated protocols with local authorities to assist survivors" (11-12). "In June the government announced a new plan to reinforce the prevention and fight against domestic violence. Since then, the government launched social alert mechanisms and support to victims of domestic violence through an awareness campaign #EuSobrevivi (#ISurvived), an advice pamphlet, and...more
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18 for women and men, but both sexes may marry at 16 with the consent of both parents exercising parental authority, or a guardian, or, in default of the latter, a court decision" (16).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"From January to April, the Inspectorate General of Finance received 28 reports of sexual harassment, and the Working Conditions Authority registered seven infractions during the same period" (13).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment for violations. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation" (11).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment for violations. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation" (11). "The government provided access to sexual and reproductive health services for survivors of sexual violence; emergency contraception was available as part of clinical management of rape" (13). "Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law" (17).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment for violations" (11).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM/C is a crime punishable under the law" (12).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality reported that some immigrant communities practiced FGM/C on young girls, particularly among Bissau-Guinean immigrants. According to the government’s Healthy Practices Project to prevent and combat FGM/C, the country flagged 101 cases of possible FGM/C in 2020, down from 129 in 2019. Since authorities began collecting FGM/C statistics in 2014, there have been only three confirmed cases of FGM/C performed in the country. The remaining cases were performed in the immigrants’ countries of origin" (12).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime, with penalties ranging from one to eight years in prison. If perpetrated by a superior in the workplace, the penalty is up to two years in prison, or more in cases of 'aggravated coercion.' " (13).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced and compulsory labor. The government effectively enforced the law, but penalties were not commensurate with those for other serious crimes. The law places responsibility for complying with legal provisions on temporary employment agencies and employers of temporary workers" (20).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation. The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse. The judicial system prosecuted persons accused of abusing women. In October a judge who had been convicted of domestic violence by a lower court was acquitted by the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The judge had been found guilty...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. Authorities registered all births immediately" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Government resources dedicated to prevention of forced labor, including inspections and remediation, and enforcement of the law remained inadequate. Penalties ranging from three to 15 years’ imprisonment were sufficient to deter violations, and convictions remained low. Convicted offenders frequently avoided imprisonment, undercutting enforcement efforts and victim protections, according to NGOs and media. Government efforts to prevent and eliminate forced labor during the year included a countrywide awareness campaign and training security forces to identify, flag, and direct victims to assistance services. In 2018 courts convicted and sentenced 25 traffickers (17 sex trafficking and eight forced labor), compared with 12 in 2017 (one sex trafficking and 11 forced labor)" (15).more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16. The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime, with penalties ranging from one to eight years in prison. If perpetrated by a superior in the workplace, the penalty is up to two years in prison, or more in cases of 'aggravated coercion'" (10).