Tuesday, October 24, 2017

pravdaIn the Second Independent Report on the Implementation of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Autonomous Women's Center points out that the the implementation of emergency measures of protection from domestic violence has been successfully continued, since the Republic Public Prosecutor's Office reported that 3141 cases of domestic violence were considered in July.

However, the legally prescribed contents of the data records on cases of domestic violence shows one of the weaknesses that AWC pointed out during the drafting and debating the draft law, which is the lack of data on criminal proceedings related to domestic violence. Consequently, when we look at the number of adopted extended emergency measures compared to the number of reported / examined cases of domestic violence, we cannot say with certainty whether it is an (in)adequate implementation of the law, or BPPOs undertook other measures within their competences, such as detention or prohibition under Art. 197 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The entire AWC Report and the recommendations addressed to the Council for the Suppression of Domestic Violence are available on this link.