Security Research

Feasibility Study: National legislation on gender violence and violence against children

Country report:    Dr. Birgitt Haller
Financed by:    European Commission, Daphne III
Concluded in:    June 2010
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This broadly conceived study was designed to scrutinise the legislation pertaining to violence against women and children as well as to violence in the context of victims' sexual orientation in all the EU member states. Based on comparisons between the country-specific provisions, minimum legislative standards were identified for the EU zone and recommendations for the improvement of laws providing protection from violence which ought to become approved EU standard.