The Necessity of a Broader Discussion on Domestic Violence - An European Legislative View : A legal analysis of the Directive 2012/29/EU, The European Convention on Human Rights, United Nations Declaration on Elimination of Violence against Women and the
Sammanfattning: Domestic Violence and Gender Violence impact every society on many different layers, loss of capability of work, traumas, and economical losses are amongst the most talked issues. Domestic Violence is not exclusively a violence in which the perpetrator is a male and the victim is a female and they live as a married couple. A lot has been discussed in the last century regarding the equality amongst people irrespectively on their gender, sex, origin, religion. On the International legal level though, legislations protecting victims of Domestic Violence are new and not embraced for the majority of the countries. In this work the goal is to study some International Documents in order to better understand on a legal level if International Law is aiming to protect everyone who is victim of Domestic Violence equally, including members of the extended family. As an International Document there is the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) that aims to protect everyone who is a victim of Domestic Violence. Unfortunately, it is not compulsory to the state members from the council of Europe to ratify the document and therefore people might not have their Human Rights completely guaranteed in these countries.
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