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Implementation of Serbia's Domestic Violence Legislation

Date: December 1, 2017
Document: serbia_report_final.pdf (PDF 3.8 MB)
Country: Serbia
Type: Report
Issues: Gender-Based Violence, International Advocacy, Women's Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights and Autonomous Women’s Center carried out fact-finding to monitor and document the Serbian government's implementation of laws that address domestic violence. The authors carried out two monitoring missions, during which they conducted more than 90 interviews with government officials, police, judges, prosecutors, health care workers, social workers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and many others. The report also addresses the impact of the new Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence, which entered into force on June 1, 2017. The findings and recommendations presented in this report represent the results of these interviews, the authors’ observations, and secondary research, and reflect updated legislation. ISBN: 0-929293-81-9