The Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights has published a new thematic factsheet on cases related to domestic violence.
The factsheet summarises measures reported by 12 member states to help prevent domestic violence, protect victims and prosecute offenders in response to 18 different judgments from the ECHR.
It covers topics including awareness-raising measures, strengthening legal protection and support for victims and improving investigations, as well as steps to enhance monitoring and data collection.
This is the thirteenth in a series of thematic factsheets on changes to national law, policy and practice across Europe linked to the implementation of ECHR judgments.
Previous factsheets cover constitutional matters, effective investigations, freedom of religion, the environment, the independence and impartiality of the judicial system, children’s rights, freedom of expression, conditions of detention, LGBTI persons’ rights, freedom of assembly and association, migration and asylum and Roma and Travellers.